“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’ 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:18,22).
God’s purpose for marriage is for male/female companionship. From God’s perspective, everything was good except for Adam’s being alone. Adam’s “alone-ness” was a result of having no “suitable helper.” There was no one to complement him biologically, psychologically, or spiritually. After seeing Eve, the female, Adam understood this profound truth and stated, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man” (Genesis 2:23).
Marriage between a man and a woman is God’s idea. It was the very first institution that God created and it is the primary institution of society. Marriage between a man and woman is also the foundation of the family.
God’s design for marriage is for a man and a woman, in all their masculine and feminine differences, to come together and become “one.”
Married individuals are not carbon copies of each other, but are to be two people who are being transformed into the image of Christ. As each individual in the marriage is transformed, they, as a couple move toward oneness.
A man and a woman are equal in worth, but different in design. God made them that way for a purpose — to complement and complete one another. Only in the union of a man and a woman can each be mutually complemented in the way that God has designed them: physically, psychologically, and spiritually.