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Makeup in Marriage

Posted on Aug 19, 2012 by in Legacy | 1 comment

I have been reflecting lately on the value of makeup in marriage.  As a child, my mother hardly ever wore makeup, and so, I was not eager to wear it.  I was always told I looked beautiful without it, and I didn’t feel pushed by my peers to wear makeup.  As I grew older, I became a little more aware of it and wore it at times, but I never felt comfortable with it on.  It was as though I was wearing it for the wrong reasons.  At this time, I do wear makeup for special events and occasions, but I don’t always feel like that is enough.

When I put just a few minutes into fixing myself up a little for my husband (and myself), I feel so much better about my beauty and womanhood.  I don’t feel like I am wearing a mask.  He tells me I look lovely without makeup, but I feel more pampered and beautiful with a little on.  Taking extra time to dress up and pretty my face makes me more relaxed about the day ahead.  I am more ready to face challenges because I am dressed well for the day. 

As a stay-at-home mom, I often find myself in sweats or pajamas.  Fleeting thoughts of putting a dress on with makeup before my husband arrives home cross my mind, until I recall how truly tired I am from a day with my toddler.  I don’t get dressed to leave the house every day like most people.  My job is at home.  I should treat myself with more dignity and dress to impress, even if it is only for my husband and son.  Maybe pretending I have somewhere important to go will give me more confidence about myself as a person and, more importantly, as a woman.

-Tanya Weitzel

1 Comment

  1. I will say I do like when you do take the time to dress up for when I get home but, I am not put off in any way if you aren't.

    This reminds me that I have been getting lazy about my appearance lately. I need to shape things up a bit.

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