The Beautiful on the inside Challenge #Beautifulontheinside

Growing up I was not the prom queen.  That fact is okay now but it took many years to get here and like my own skin.  I was never really beautiful on the outside or the inside during my schooling days and did not come into my own until well after College.  Anyone else feel like that?  It is how I perceived myself which might not of even been the case, especially if you ask my Mother. : )

It is hard, however, to ignore the trends on TV, facebook, in magazines, and society; telling you what you must wear, how you must act and what you must look like.  There is so much pressure for girls and woman nowadays to look beautiful and act beautiful.  As my girls grow up, Of course, I want them to be both but more importantly, I want them to FEEL beautiful.  I want them to radiate beauty from within.  When people speak of them, I want them to talk about what beautiful people they are on the inside and what beautiful things they do for others.

As a parent, that is my job to do my very best for them and to teach them what true beauty is and that it comes from within.  Encouraging them daily, reading them books about inner beauty and scripture, and daily tasks to reinforce what they are learning are some of the ways we are tackling this at my house.  We talk about our hearts and how precious they are and how beautiful they are.  We talk about how important it is to be kind and helpful to everyone and I cherish the moments of sweet questions with innocent little eyes.

In 1 Peter Chapter 3 and 4 we learn that ” 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.  These verses alone tell us that outward beauty is not important to God and that it is inner beauty that is unfading and true.

The #Beautiful on the Inside Challenge is all about empowering and encouraging each other!  Let’s spread the word and the love!  We would love for you to help us with a couple of things!

  1.  Share on social media!  Get the word out!  Make your own sign with our challenge name (#beautifulontheinside) and take your picture with it or download one for free here.  Share on all your social media channels to get the word out there to encourage others to teach their children also that they too are beautiful on the inside!  All woman, in fact!
  2. Tag 5 friends on social media that are “beautiful on the inside” and challenge them to do the same thing.  Think ice bucket. : )
  3. Challenge yourself each day to do something to teach your kids or the people around them that they are #beautifulontheinside and not just the outside.

Even if you are not a Mom, it’s so simple and we are challenging you to let someone know how beautiful they are on the inside!  Everyone should feel and know they are #beautifulontheinside!

Tell them today!

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Elizabeth Hurt
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The MOM behind Mom Always Knows. Inspired by a long line of other Moms who also always knew. I don‘t know everything by any means but what I don’t know, I can find out, that’s for sure! I am a super Mom, just like you, juggling everything life throws this way. I love God first and foremost, am happily married and am raising 2 beautiful and headstrong little girls ages 4 and 5 who will often be the inspirations of my blog. I work full-time and dedicate myself to this site in the moments between housework, work, family time and life.

I am passionate about all of the topics you’ll find on my blog but most of all being a Mom and everything to do with MOM.

35 replies
  1. Gennifer Rose
    Gennifer Rose says:

    Self-acceptance is a big challenge for all of us. It wasn’t until I got into my thirties that I really started to feel comfortable in my own skin (literally, I am super pale and it always bothered me that I couldn’t get that glowing tan skin). Thank you for encouraging body positivity, we all need a good reminder to love ourselves 🙂

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  2. Nati
    Nati says:

    Very wise words! I agree we have to teach that beauty comes from within I’m committed to that in my children’s education. That being said, I am a beauty blogger and I promote a lot of stuff related to “outer” appearance. I have never changed my way of thinking, and I truly believe the fashion, the makeup and the whatever beauty item we are talking about, should adapt to you and not the other way round. I also think one should wear or use cosmetics to have fun, to feel good, and not because everybody else is doing it. I try to promote a healthy and empowered image of women, who doesn’t care what other people think about her beauty. That might be the reason why my blog isn’t very popular.
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  3. Liz
    Liz says:

    Great post. I always tell my girls they’re beautiful inside out and teach them about kindness, so this is a great challenge. More young girls need to believe this!

  4. brittany
    brittany says:

    I loved this post and I can certainly relate! I love makeup and clothes and I often worry that this will have a negative affect on my daughter. It took me such a long time to find that my worth should only come Jesus’ sacrifice for me. And I don’t want her to grow up like that.

    SO I love your tips on how youre instilling this into your girls!

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Kristi
    Kristi says:

    I always ask my kids where beauty comes from. Together we answer that it starts on the inside and flows to the outside.

    Love that your spreading this truth!

  6. Billy M
    Billy M says:

    There needs to be more positive challenges like this! It is so important to teach ourselves, and our girls, to know their beauty and worth! Love this!!

  7. Alicia
    Alicia says:

    I love this post! I was far from prom queen, lol, and also struggled with being comfortable being me. Having three girls of my own now, I want to see the beauty on the inside first and then outside.

  8. Maria
    Maria says:

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing this! Its so important to promote these healthy ways with our children of tomorrow. I know i struggle with this sometimes. Thanks for the reminder!

  9. Amy
    Amy says:

    This is so beautiful and so are you and so are your kids. I completely relate about not feeling beautiful inside or out for a really long time. I wish someone had told me the importance of both from a young age.

  10. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Lovely idea! God made us all to be uniquely perfect, and it took me a long time to understand that I am exactly who he made me to be – comparing to others will only bring me disappointment and pain. And it’s not God’s will for me anyway! I have in turn taught my children this truth, specifically my daughter (she’s in those wonder years right now when looks are oh so important!). I pray that she *gets* it.
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  11. Vanessa
    Vanessa says:

    This speaks to my heart. I struggle with appreciating my beauty at times and always expecting more from myself. Lately I’ve been convicted and I have set a goal to only speak positive words about myself because God has made me beautiful and I’m hurting him by not being thankful. I also had my first daughter a month ago and I know she will struggle with self image someday but I want to be an example that beauty comes from within and we are designed by the hands of GOD and he makes no mistakes! <3

  12. jenny
    jenny says:

    This is such a great idea, and a great lesson in parenting! I think you’re on to something. I took a quick look back at my past through high school and elementary school, and realized how much I suffered from self esteem issues. It’s so important to stress that beauty comes only from the inside. The outside is superficial and dies quickly 🙂 Thank you for sharing this amazing post and initiative!

  13. Hello Cuppies
    Hello Cuppies says:

    Yes! I can totally relate to this. I’m trying to teach my son similar things and that appearance and pressures to look a certain way are not the be all. I try to teach him that being a good, kind person is one of the more important things x


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