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The Bigger the Better

Fan The Flame, J. Stowell, Moody, 1986, p. 119

It was absolutely amazing. I was in West Africa&md;Timbuktu to be exact&md;and the missionaries were telling me that in that culture the larger the women were the more beautiful they were thought to be. In fact, a young missionary who had a small, trim wife said that the nationals had told him she was a bad reflection on him&md;he obviously was not providing well enough for her. A proverb in that part of Africa says that if your wife is on a camel and the camel cannot stand up, your wife is truly beautiful.