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How Important Is Physical Attraction in a Christian Relationship?
One of my friends was telling me about a recently-married, mutual acquaintance who had just two criteria. As a single guy in my early twenties, I found his comment confusing. On the one hand, putting so much emphasis on appearance seemed really worldly. But it illustrates the confusion Christian guys are facing in how to evaluate the relative value of physical appearance when dating. While we cannot — for any reason — approve of objectifying women, the culture around us makes that challenging. For men and women. Movies, television, and the internet are giving us the message that image is everything. You want to honor God and the women you date.
Americo disagreed. You pick from the pool of people whose association with you makes you a better person, and see to which of them you are attracted. Wise words. Unfortunately, he followed them up with this strained analogy: "Holy Spirit goggles are the opposite of beer goggles. It sounds to me like what Americo meant to say was that "Holy Spirit goggles" where can I get a pair of these, incidentally? They probably look awesome! I get it.
How important is physical attraction in a Christian relationship? How much value should you place on physical attraction in a marriage or a long term relationship?
Should I Date A Godly Woman I’m Not Attracted To?
Or as a Christian, does God expect me to be less shallow? Certainly, the Bible tells us that God looks not at outward appearances, but at the heart. Forgive me for putting this bluntly, friends, but marrying someone means vowing to have sex with them regularly for the rest of your life health and old age allowing.