We have looked at the parent/child relationship as well as the husband's relationship to the family. Now let's take a look at the role the wife is to play in the marriage. In Genesis 1:27-28 we read that God created man, a creature unique in all of creation; he created man as male and female. Humans are unique because we were created in the image of God. Both male and female were given the same mandate at creation, the same mission statement.
God did something else distinctive with the creation of man: He delayed the creation of the woman, Eve, until after Adam was created and had been given specific tasks to accomplish without her. By doing things in this order God established that Adam and Eve, male and female, were designed to work alongside each other rather than having one subservient to the other. Let me draw this out: Adam was commanded to guard and keep the garden and to name the animals, the first steps in establishing man’s dominion over the earth. It is after the completion of these tasks that God says that it is not good for man to be alone:
"The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him'" (Genesis 2:18).
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