“In Scripture, Peter tells Christian women that their beauty should be that of their inner selves–“the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is great worth in God’s sight” (1 Peter 3:4). In commenting on this verse, John Stott writes:
[ The church should be a veritable beauty parlour, because it encourages its women members to adorn themselves with good deeds. Women need to remember that if nature has made them plain, grace can make them beautiful, and if nature has made them beautiful, good deeds can add to their beauty. ]
Grace will make you beautiful and will attract truly godly men to you. Make godliness and inward beauty your priority” Boy Meets Girl pg118
This reminds me of:
“They say there is a young lady in New Haven who is beloved of the Great Being who made and rules the world. They say that He fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight, and that she hardly cares for anything except to meditate on Him… She possesses a wonderful sweetness, calmness, and kindness to those around her. She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly. She seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no on knows exactly why. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have Someone invisible always conversing with her.”
-Written of Sarah Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, her future husband.