It all started with a comment…
One day in late October 2008, Abigail was randomly looking through some blogs and stumbled upon Olivia’s blog Nobody416. She left a comment and soon the two girls started following and commenting on each other’s blogs. They realized that they were likeminded in many ways and “kindred spirits”. For a few months, they talked between blogs, Facebook, and a little bit of IM. One night, they began talking about the desire to start a blog for young women and that planted the idea into their eager and energetic minds. "The rest is history", as the old cliché goes.
We live in a culture that loves beauty. Take a look at the plentiful magazines on the subject of fashion, beauty, and “beautiful” people and you’ll find they aren’t hard to come by. Lately the world has also been falling in love with the self-esteem version of beauty as a response to anorexic models and celebrities, and the constant pressure on women to have the perfect body and hair. They tell us we are wonderful the way we are and that we are our own unique person, and that’s all that matters. Christians have taken their own spin on it too, saying that because we are made in God’s image that makes us instantly beautiful.
What most people leave out is the fact that sin has torn away our beauty and replaced it with imperfect and shredded flesh. We have lost the beauty because of the corruption in our hearts. The only way we can now acquire true beauty, that sparkling radiance that all people long for, is in Christ, who lived a perfect and beautiful life and yet died in our place so that we could have eternal, imperishable beauty. He clothed us in His beauty and righteousness and showed us what a beautiful life looks like.
"Imperishable Beauty" was inspired by the words in scripture that give heartfelt and explicit instructions to young women of God. A mutual passion among teenage souls to become the women that Christ desires them to be is the fuel for the words which are written on this blog. We hope that "Imperishable Beauty" will provoke thoughts and actions among the teens of the world which will in turn set us all on a passionate pursuit to acquire the qualities of a virtuous woman.
1 Peter 3:3-4
3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.