Thursday, December 11, 2008

Eve - Define "Cellulite"...

Genesis 2:25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

There were nearly 11.7 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2007, as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). 11.7 million! The two most common types of surgery were liposuction and botox. So it's not like these statistics include someone who suffered a skin loss or disfigurement. We're not talking skin-graphs here.

The money brought in on these surgeries? Over $8 Billion dollars.

Why do people spend this type of money on unnecessary surgeries? Because they are unhappy with their bodies. Anorexia this year alone has affected Seven million women and One million men. All segments of society are affected: Men and women, young and old, rich and poor, all ethnicities, all socio-economic levels. (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa)

What does this have to do with Genesis 2:25? How much better would our intimate relationship be with our spouse if we were happy with our own bodies? This all changes when sin is entered into the relationship. When we let the sins of jealousy and greed and sloth and pride work its way into our relationship- it's no wonder we have problems reaching the original state of bliss that God intended in our marriage when we carry all this baggage of our own making.

3 wonderful insights:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

But the sad part is, not every spouse is kind to the other spouse, and when a person feels rejected, that's when those insecurities become too much to bear. It's sad, but it's true. Many people don't want to be made perfect, they just want to be acceptable, and that is sad.

Dorothy Champagne said...

Yup, it's all part of that sin we bring in to the marriage. When we try to hurt our spouse - for whatever reason - it takes away from that gift that God gave us.

sailorcross said...

In case you haven't figured it out by now, I'm using your "Eve" as my morning devotion!!

And I have to agree with the comments above--people can be hurtful to other people. And when you hear remarks made over and over again in a degrading manner you feel unacceptable in that person's eyes. Been there--done that!!

I still will find those old tapes playing in my head and I have to remember to replace them with God's videos--I created you, you are beautiful in my eyes, I love you just as you are.

Beth