We are God’s beautiful creation. One of the ways He made us unique as women is by creating our bodies to bear children. The transformation that takes place in our bodies to create life is intricately beautiful—but sometimes we don’t feel beautiful as we watch our bellies stretch, as new marks form on our bodies and as we outgrow every piece of clothing. Postpartum can also be a time of coming to terms with the changes pregnancy has on our bodies.
In a world that praises thinness and physical perfection, it’s no wonder that we struggle as women and moms to feel like we are good enough—it’s no wonder many women feel the pressure to “get their bodies back” within months of having a baby. If we measure ourselves against the world standards, we are likely to feel unfulfilled and discouraged. But if we cling to God’s truth, we can fan off the lies that try to invade our minds. It can be a battle, but we have a Mighty Warrior by our side. The more time we spend with Him and the more we choose His Truth over the lies, the more confident we can be in our own skin.
This page is here to encourage and support you in developing a healthy body image. I hope that these articles, Bible verses, and resources will help you discover that you are beautiful just as you are in the eyes of your Maker!
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” ~Proverbs 31:30 (NIV)
“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” ~1 Timothy 4:8 (ESV)
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” ~Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” ~Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ~1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” ~Proverbs 3:7-8 (NIV)