When many young women hear that men are attracted to women visually, an insipid fear creeps into their minds about whether or not they will be able to remain attractive to their husbands as they grow older. Much of this fear is exasperated by the fact that men have this propensity to leave their wives for younger more attractive women.
Leaving off the question for now of a man’s responsibility to his wife and children, I want to give a few practical things younger woman can do to overcome the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (i.e. the curse).
First, while your natural beauty may have caught your husband’s eye to begin with, you must realize that this will not always be possible. Your body will succumb to nature and you will become less physically attractive the older you get. In fact, it is often the case that the harder a woman tries to fight this curse of nature, the more she will appear to be the cursed by nature.
If you accept this fact from the beginning, it will free you to begin looking beyond the surface of your body for an answer to this problem. It is one of the scary ironies of nature that those who linger too long battling the body find that it is too late to engage in the battle within.
Then you need to begin developing a quiet and beautiful spirit. As Peter wrote:
3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing— 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.The basic idea is that as your body begins wearing out, your spirit will be coming to life. In this way you will be endearing yourself to your husband far beyond the bonds of the eye.