Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Choosing a Spouse: The Science

©Millie McNabb

I watched “The Science of Sex Appeal” on the Discovery channel. There are many fascinating attractions going on that we are not consciously aware of. In one experiment, men rated pictures of women for how attractive they were. When the experiment was repeated in the presence of copulins (female pheromones), every woman was deemed more highly attractive.

The program attributed things to evolution, but I believe these subtle attractions are part of God’s design to be fruitful and multiply. (Genesis 1:28 and 9:7) When a woman is ovulating, her facial features are more radiant, she shows more skin, and wiggles more on the dance floor. There are also subtle safeguards--there is an odor that is repelling to relatives—God’s guard against inbreeding.

These attractions are so strong that we would be naïve to think we and our children are not subject to them. Passing on our Christian values includes educating our children about the realities of being attracted to or being found attractive by others.

What “chemistry” of attraction are you including in your child’s education?

God bless….

Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, has been married over thirty years. She offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Request your free report “Considerations for Intentionally Raising Children to Become Christian Adults” today at

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