"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man." Genesis 2:21-22
God never meant for man to be alone. He took a bone from Adam and crafted Eve, creating them both in His image then presenting the woman to the man in a lifetime commitment which He established as marriage. God fashioned a man and a woman to fit together perfectly.
"And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."" (Gen. 2:18)
God has gifted men with the capabilities to be a responsible leader and it is the wife's responsibility to be his helper. God identified Himself as a "Helper" to Israel (Deut. 33:7).
The word 'help' means to improve a situation or problem; be a benefit to. It is not a title we were given, it describes how we are to work with our husband, focusing on the same goals. As a wife we were made to be our husband's ultimate friend, bringing the greatest assurance and comfort to him. No one else can encourage and inspire our husband the way we were created to do.
As a wife we were designed to be the perfect counterpart for our husband. We are meant to be equal in our structure, but different and unique in our function.
I know that Dana does not always understand my ways, (I believe that a wife's more emotional side can help soften her husband's sharper edges). Things that I dwell over causes Dana to wonder why I even would give it a second thought. We see things differently on some matters because that is the way we were made.
We are two completely different human beings that were made perfectly for one another.
Marriage is a funny thing. God really shows His humor in that He created us differently in in so many aspects, but through the marriage covenant expects us to live together in harmony and love and somehow make it work for the rest of our lives. It can truly be a challenge at times, can't it?
"Marriage is a threefold miracle. It is a biological miracle by which two people actually become one flesh; it is a social miracle through which two families are grafted together; it is a spiritual miracle in that the marriage relationship pictures the union of Christ and His bride, the church (Eph. 5:23-27). God clearly intended transparency and openness as part of His plan for the marriage relationship-vulnerability without shame (Gen. 2:25)"
-NKJV Study Bible
"So, then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." (Matt. 19:6)
In a world where divorce is rampant let's stand up and fight. Fight for our marriage, for the covenant we made with our husband and with God. Let's work to make it good and lasting; something our children can be proud of. No other human relationship overrides this bond we share with our husband. Hold on to it fiercely.
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, Thank You for the sanctity of marriage. The covenant we hold should not be taken lightly. Help us to strive to love and cherish and be faithful; to endure together in this lifelong relationship. In Jesus' name. Amen.