When it comes to conservative Christian chat about how to approach a wife’s body changes due to fertility and age, there are two common branches that suffer from being too sex-focused.
One is when (usually) women talk about staying slim/skinny/fit (sex focused).
The other is when (usually) men talk about how wifey will be friskier as a result of the hormonal and physical changes (obvs. sex focused).
But it is love in wartime. The changes are something greater. Women become completely different women. Their very skeletons change, widening in the shoulders and ribcage. There is so much more change than just the lowering and widening of hips that most people think of as a result of bearing children. Many women change body type from pear to hourglass, or hourglass to apple, etc. Many times these changes are permanent, which is truly fascinating.
One can see it as one of the ways that two becoming one is revealed. The wife’s very body changes in response to the challenges of marriage, motherhood and age. The marriage bond itself remakes her flesh and bones.
It’s just another way to consider and cherish. Just a thought.