Out of the ground God created every beast & bird; even Adam... ref, Genesis 2:19
Woman was different. She was created from life. The first mother, who would create and carry life was herself from life. One man, also became one woman. I am focusing all my attention on the significance of Genesis 2:19-23 today.
I wanted to focus here on the significance of woman not being created like all the others. She was created from man, for him. A perfect partner.
Adam said, "bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh" (v 23) He stood astonished and amazed. Go back to the list of words God used to describe his comparable helper.
It is believed in some doctrines that Adam himself possessed characteristics of both man and woman. When God took from Adam, he took the feminine part. We aren't talking physical parts necessarily, we are talking about emotions and our nature as women. It's believed that the naming of all the animals had a feminine influence. Consider this, the influence was done so without inhibiting Adam from his task of naming. It was simply an influence, one that was so great it is demonstrated even today in the language of other cultures.
He took away from Adam to give him Eve, creating his feminine counter part as a walking, breathing, loving woman and leaving him with the masculine.
All that to say...you my friend, were never an after thought.
There are many analogies for the significance of taking from Adam and creating a woman. Let's focus on what this means for you, as a wife. It is simple. God dreamed you up. He knitted you together with each fiber of your being. He created you for a purpose. Being a wife to your husband is part of His plan. He created you!
If you believed God would create the perfect wife for your husband, do you believe you are his perfect, comparable companion? If God had laid your husband down in a deep sleep, would He have pulled a rib from him and created you? Your answer is "Yes!" Even if you feel differently, the truth is "Yes".
You, girl, were created to be the perfect compatible, comparable counter part to him. Do you ever feel that is not true? Do you believe the devil is always out to discredit God's Truth? Don't you for a second believe Satan's lies! As hard as it is to perfectly love, you were still created to be everything your imperfect husband needs. With marriage you have to put feeling aside sometimes, put circumstances aside, and look truth right in the eye.
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I am married to my high school sweetheart. We've been pressing ahead together for over 24 years. We have 3 boys of our own and 2 foster babies. I wrote this Bible study years ago for me and shared it on my blog. It is very dear to my heart. It's been tweaked and reformatted and I'm proud to be bringing it back to you. Over the years I received countless emails from women who credited this study with changing their marriage for the better. Since removing it from my old blog I have received just as many emails asking when it would return. I hope you enjoy spending your time in God's Word with me.