Elder Callister’s recent talk has been the subject of several blogs lately. One line got a lot of attention:
”Every man has the right to be married to a woman who makes herself as beautiful as she can be.”
I’m not going to comment on that line, but am going to provide a line I heard on Friday which should certainly be included in the onus of beauty. This, as reported to me, was said by Arthur Henry King: “You can tell it’s a good marriage if the woman keeps getting more beautiful.” The obvious conclusion is that if a man is married to a woman who COULD be more beautiful than she is, her unbeauty is his fault.
I don’t know about you, but I am now going to judge marriages by the wife’s appearance. I can tell you straight off that the marriage of Bruce and Margaret Young gets better after a little make-up.
Btw, where does the wife’s responsibility for her husband’s looks enter the picture? I have been told that testosterone is part of the balding process. If my husband had stayed celibate rather than marrying me, he might not be bald. Or at least he’d have a few strands for a comb-over. This is worth considering. Don’t I deserve a man with more hair? This thought has been keeping me awake at night. Not that I’d go after anyone else, but shouldn’t I at least consider investing in a really good toupee for my husband?
What do you think? Have you seen physical changes in your friends when they’ve been in good or bad marriages? Should we add a footnote to the referenced line in Elder C’s talk?