The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” … 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 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.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. (Genesis 2:18-24)
And They Lived Happily Ever After?
At least that’s what both men and women hope for when they marry.
Marriage researcher Dr. John Gottman has been studying couple relationships for more than 20 years in his Seattle clinic. Read more tomorrow to learn some of what he’s discovered.