About this episode
Today’s topic is body image, and specifically how our thoughts and feelings about our bodies affect sex and intimacy in our marriages. We want to help you think about how body image might be affecting you and how you can take steps to change the way you think and feel about your body.
First, we define it. What do we mean when we say “body image?” And what are some of the things that affect how a woman feels about her body?
Then we answer the question, “Why are we talking about this? What does it have to do with sex and intimacy in our marriages?”
Finally we tackle the questions, “What’s a woman to do?” Most married women are affected to some degree by a negative body image. Some women just dislike one or two things about their body, while other women feel very negative about their bodies. So we dive into some practical things that women can do to improve their body image and to begin to feel good about their bodies.
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From the Bible
Psalm 139: 14: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Genesis 1:27: “So God created them in his own image; male and female he created them.”
Proverbs 31:30: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.