It’s happening a lot lately. Young evangelical guys writing Facebook updates saying things like, “Date night with my smoking hot wife,” or pastors who can’t mention their wives without mentioning their looks and attractiveness.
Every time I see it, I get annoyed but I wasn’t sure why. So I reached out on Twitter to see if I was the only one who felt that way.
I was amazed at how many responses I received. Here are a few that really moved me.
I honestly hadn’t thought about this aspect. Women, who culture has already made self-conscious about their looks and body image made more anxious in their place of worship.
We gather together to worship. It’s the one place where we should be focused on the things we have in common. It’s wrong to allow ourselves to be divided by the qualities that culture places so much value in, whether it’s our tax brackets or our how we look.
I know the argument would be that she’s your wife and you’re doing nothing wrong by glorying in her beauty. That may be true — it’s also prudent to have a retirement plan, but there’s never any reason to share how much is in your 401k from the pulpit.