Two becoming one flesh should be hopeful, an adventure, romantic. Why then does it so often turn into a nightmare?
I walked into an art show in St. Augustine and was introduced to the friend of a friend. She must have had a clue of my interest in Scripture and women and God’s plan. Her first comment (and I might add, out of context with an art show) was, “God doesn’t have roles for men and women in the Bible.”
We haven’t known our roles on the stage of life. We haven’t embraced them. Instead we have listened to the “expert” who says that men and women are the same. Or we have tried to believe that we women have a “male side”, or that men have a “female side”. It is because we didn’t know to, or would not go to the Bible for direction.
Right from the beginning of Scripture, from the beginning of time, from the beginning of human history there are two roles, two leading roles on the stage of life. “God created mankind in his own image…male and female…” (Gen 1:27)
Some men come down hard on their wives when they have a diverse perspective because tradition has taught them that “submission is silence”. Yet different people are bound to have different ideas, and different roles call for different perspectives.
Only when we “see” with eyes of our Creator will we know that His will is good and acceptable and perfect. We will know to, “…be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom 12:2)