about the project

In our society, beauty has become a brand. It’s sexy. It’s skinny. It has flawless skin.

If you’ve watched a movie, read a magazine, or listened to the radio in the past decade, this isn’t new information. You’ve passed the magazines and billboards of digitally altered women, and clearly heard the message,

“You’ll never be quite good enough.”

For a long time I have criticized myself against this impossible standard, questioning in my heart if I was beautiful. I’ve spent years feeling insecure, dissatisfied with the way God created me, because I don’t measure up to this standard.

But in the past year I have realized something, the standard is wrong. Beauty isn’t something that can be airbrushed or photo shopped. It’s not a certain look or body type. It’s much more than that.

The goal of this project was to highlight a different type of beauty, a kind you won‘t find in magazine. It’s a confident, strong, creative, and unique. It’s found in womans' heart and it shines through her eyes. It glorifies the Creator.

These women exemplify this beauty and have graciously shared their hearts on the subject. I hope you enjoy their wisdom and realize that

you are beautiful.

the video

Thursday, June 4, 2009



Anita is an elementary school teacher and a pastor’s wife. She and her husband Gil have been married for 24 years. They live in Willow Grove, PA, with their three children.

What do you think beauty is?

I think beauty is being confident in who you are made to be, when you serve the Lord. It’s easy to pick out your flaws, but to be secure with the inner beauty that God shines through you is comforting.

Do you think your beautiful?

I do think that I’m beautiful, now. I didn’t always. I’m beautiful because I know that I’m full accepted, loved, respected, and honored by the Lord.

When do you feel the most beautiful?

I feel the most beautiful when I’m alone worshipping the Lord in song.

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

I wish that women knew that real beauty does not “come in a box” or in a manufactured store. Real beauty comes from within your soul and is reflected out by Christ.

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