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

Monday, June 1, 2009



Tiffany, 20, lives with her grandma and is her daily companion. Currently, she is taking online Bible college classes. She loves knitting, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

What do you think beauty is?

“Beauty is a reflection of God. God is beautiful. We are beautiful when we reflect Him, His love, His Mercy, and His grace. Physically, we are all beautiful because we are made in His likeness and He is beautiful.”

How has our culture’s definition of beauty effected you?

“Our culture’s definition of beauty has effected me a lot, especially this past year. Our culture says that beauty is how much you weigh, what you wear, and what people think of you. I’m not a size zero, I can’t afford the latest fashions, and I’ve never had a guy tell me I was beautiful. This last year, it’s been more precious than ever for me to go into the Word, to seek God, and to have Him, through His Word, say, ‘I delight in you, your precious, and your worthy.’ He tells us that we are beautiful.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?
“I wish women could see that God created beauty, He created us, so He gets to define it. He sees it differently then we do.”

What do you think God finds beautiful in a woman?

“I think God finds holiness beautiful in a woman. There are so many verses about beauty, and God describes the beauty of holiness. The world doesn’t see holiness as beautiful, but God does.”

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