Becoming One Flesh – The Way it was Meant to be.
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
…But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
We’ve all heard this passage at one time or another. Whether it be at church or at a wedding or simply on a Pinterest board. In this passage we learn that women were made to be helper’s of their husband. And of course, once getting married, become one flesh.
What exactly does it mean to become one flesh?
Becoming one with our husband’s means that we are now living two lives as one. Marriage is much more than just a promise or a compromise to stay together. It goes way beyond a simple commitment and the vows you read to each other at the altar.
Now that you have become one, separation is impossible. Because how can one become two? Everything that one feels or is going through the other does as well.
I know that in the times that we are living in now this might sound completely different. Today’s culture teaches us that we have to be independent and women who are stay-at-home moms or still ask their husbands before making plans with someone else are looked down upon.
In no way am I saying that I am that perfect helper for my husband. I’m far from being perfect but I ask God to make me a better wife. One that will help, support, and encourage my husband even in the hardest times of our lives.
I love knowing that we are one in this life. My partner, my forever friend.