Generally when people start dating, they put their best foot forward. 

They pay a great deal of attention to their appearance and take the time to clean up and spruce themselves up as they’re getting to know one another.

Then after some time passes, they start thinking, They love me just for who I am. I don’t need to try and impress them. Familiarity kicks in, and they don’t feel the need to keep themselves up the way they used to. But the truth is that person you’re dating or married to does take notice, and they appreciate when you keep yourself looking attractive.

Proverbs 31:21-23 talks about how the virtuous woman clothes herself in silk and purple. In other words, she keeps herself attractive and dresses well. This scripture is not talking about a single woman who’s dating; it’s talking about a wife and mother. Not only does she keep up her appearance, but she also makes sure her family is dressed well. It says her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 

So, when it comes to dating and marriage, appearance isn’t the only factor to consider, but is an important factor. You should be attracted to the person you end up marrying. Now, not every guy is going to look like Mr. G.Q., and not every woman is going to look like Miss. America, but everyone should do their best to look their best. 

The Take Away:

Does the person you’re considering marrying take care of themselves and do their best to look their best?  Or, are there areas that have slipped by the wayside due to familiarity? If those areas bother you now, they will definitely bother you after you’re married. So, don’t be afraid to bring them up and discuss them.  

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