by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles – What if I Don’t Have an Hour Glass Figure as always safely linked through Do Not Link
Editor’s note: Here we get to the last part of this entire body shaming screed of Larry’s, his take on weight and marriage. He thinks it’s perfectly fine for men to gain weight after they’ve married, but insists that women do not gain weight if possible because they have to ‘earn’ their husband’s love, acceptance and attraction. What a punitive punishing thought! Starting to sound like a set up to justify bringing another wife in and practicing polygamy.
What about if I gained weight after I was married?
Most married men who love their wives can forgive some weight gain. Also if you had some extra pounds when your husband married you then that means he accepted you as your were and it would be unfair of him to expect you to radically alter your figure after marriage.
But what happens with many women if we are honest is they simply let themselves go after marriage. It is one thing to gain 20 pounds, or maybe even 40 or 50 pounds over several years of marriage and having children. But if you have gained a massive amount of weight to where you would not even recognize the woman you were when you married your husband I think you need to do some soul searching.
But he gained weight too so why do I have to be concerned about my weight?
Ladies I am going to be blunt here. This is just an excuse for you not to take any action. While men have a responsibility to care for their bodies as well – weight gain by their wives has a significantly higher effect on men and their attraction to their wives than it does for women in attraction to their husbands.
And lets be honest about another fact. We as men typically don’t care if our wives find us physically attractive. Most men don’t crave and strongly desire for their wives to call them handsome all the time. We want our wives to respect us, submit to us, be beautiful for us and enthusiastically give her body to us in the bedroom. If you do those things we are happy campers.
But you ladies want your man to think you are beautiful and to call you “pretty”, “beautiful” and “gorgeous”. And if you don’t care about this then this a major violation of what it means to be feminine, what it means to be a woman.
So if you want your man to think your beautiful then you have to earn it. You need to do your utmost best to maintain that figure that you had when you married him(being realistic of course in accounting for age and having children).
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