A Husband’s Perspective: Plastic Surgery

  • May 3, 2016

Plastic surgery is a very touchy and unknown subject when it comes to spirituality.

Physically speaking, it is what it is. It is no different than getting a bandage on your finger. If you can see it that way, then breast augmentation can be seen as a band-aid for your breast. Spiritually, however, the subject becomes more complex when you try to think about what problem are you bandaging. Band-Aids are quick solutions to a problem that can have a permanent effect. When you are talking about a small cut on your finger, then it is just a temporary solution to keep the wound clean. But when you are talking about plastic surgery, specifically breast augmentation, you are talking about possibly bandaging a void in your esteem with what long-term effect?
Spiritually, it ultimately comes down to the heart behind the matter. I believe we live in a very perverted world. And being in the world, but not of it draws a very thin line with a clear crayon. No one can specifically say that one act is in the world and one act is not. Everything is a matter of the heart, so the problem becomes the truth in which people reveal their heart about the matter.
Are you disgusted by what you see in your body and you want to change it? Do you feel that something better will obtain better results?
I believe if you are getting surgery as a means to an end, then you need to be sure that the end is Godly. Meaning, God is directing me here so this is the tool or resource available for that end. People often talk about open doors and God steering their life, but, honestly, an open door is not easily seen until you have walked through it. Once the mistake/opportunity is made then we like to classify it as an open door or pathway to sin.
I also believe that physical beauty and confidence in yourself as a person is not something of this world/sinful. We generally take the sensual ideas of anything and attribute it to sin. But God invented sex. And more than just sex, the idea of hardcore, sensual, moist, exotic, heavy, and fulfilling love-making comes from God. Even reading over those adjectives feels dirty, but I believe that dirtiness is a cultural belief and not a Godly one. Our cultural put off the issues of sexual immorality because it will be easier than actually having to deal with it. And ultimately, dealing with the sexual immorality within ourselves. That’s why so many of our family members are pedophiles and adulterers.
Saying all that to say, there is a lot of sexual immorality that I believe needs to be attacked before going through with surgical enhancements of sexual body parts. Of course, there is no wrong and right. But the same way it is not good to desire a baby to save your marriage, the same holds true for plastic surgery (sexually).
In retrospect, there is a different face to this coin. It’s not so much to find out all the ways this can be wrong for you and your spirit-life. There are some cancer patients that have had to surgically remove parts, and then have them augmented afterwards. Aside from that, there are healthy couples that desire to have those augmentations apart of their relationship. It can be seen just like working out. You are willing to alter the muscular tissue of your body to appeal to your spouse. With pain and agonizing weights, as well as, with surgical scalpels and bandages.
All in all, be truthful. Why do you want to do what you desire to do? We focus too much as a spiritual body on the act, and not the heart. Forget the fact that you have the thought. We all have severely ill thoughts. And the idea that some do not have these thoughts is what makes us lie most of the time. It’s what originated this whole idea that sexuality is nasty. We ALL HAVE THOUGHTS. Let that issue go. Are you going to dwell on it? That is the issue. Where is your heart? What do you want to do with these thoughts? Where did these thoughts come from? Deal with those issues.
The company you keep. The counsel you seek. The heart you have. That is what control the actions and thoughts.

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