well, I guess what I'm driving at is when you are truly in a loving relationship, you feel outwardly beautiful -- it's a feeling, yes, but it reflects a true perfect state -- it doesn't have to be between two perfect people with great outward beauty or brains, but it comes from being truly loved and loving. when i am with my tight circle of friends, we all appear beautiful! even in our various physical realities. love gives beauty. maybe we have different ideas of beauty, being as you are male and I am female and not as 'visual'??
Rachel, you are right on track. Semantics and the difference between the male/female understanding/thought processes may be in play here. I have followed many of your posts and find you to have a balanced, God-centered view of life. Hang in there and take the opinions offered with a grain of salt, even those presented as gospel. While these opinions may make for a lively discussion, as we both know, the Gospels have already been written and that was long ago.
I know exactly what you mean about the beauty of a love relationship. It is very easy to recognize. The couple appears to have a glow about them... when together and when apart.