Beauty defined…

Her outward


does not define

her worth,

for she has

the ability to

see beneath

the surface to

the foundation

of her inner


She draws


from this

place within,


truth from lies,

trading insecurities

for her crown

of beauty,

and upholding

hope over defeat.

~ denise marie

“So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. – John 8:36

**Art credit: @artbybriahna

4 thoughts on “Beauty defined…

  1. Z says:

    I love this post Denise! So true of many of us survivors. We gain a “supernatural” sense of truth vs. lies by our exposure to so much deception. We place a greater value on TRUTH in our lives as a result of our having to live with our abusers’ lies and “acts” put on in front of people. We saw and some still see them succeed in duping many and hiding their true “wolf” selves with their double lives ,which too often worked. They still have many “allies” complicit in their evil-even Christians who know the truth about the abuse side with the abusers. Or they remain silent. Both are betrayals to victims and to God Who says to EXPOSE EVIL AND FLEE IT.
    God truly uses pain and turns it into a GOOD purpose. You are fulfilling one of your purposes with your insightful beautiful posts. Thank you for them.


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