“Pump iron if you wish, but pump integrity more.”
“Sisters, if the only charm you have is your physical appearance, beautiful as it may be, you are foolish and will come to rue the day you scoffed at the value of inner beauty. You will find a man for whom physical beauty is also the main thing. What then happens as you age? You will grow more insecure with every birthday. In vain you will subject yourself to chasing cosmetics like a dog chasing a meat wagon. You will become one of the empty, frighteningly sad women who submit to face lifts, breast surgery, and Botox injections (if you escape the deadly grip of anorexia). By midlife, you will be popping antidepressants.”
Doing Things Right In Matters of the Heart 12
Chapter 12 of Doing Things Right In Matters of the Heart by John Ensor is entitled, "He Displays Integrity...She Inner Beauty." He addresses the importance of focusing on the inner qualities of godliness as men and women and looking for those qualities in your spouse to be.