Needing Each Other Creates a Stronger Bond

Needing Each Other Creates a Stronger Bond

“In a family the husband needs the wife to prepare his food; to make, mend, and wash his clothes; to fetch water; and to keep the rooms and furniture in the house clean. The wife needs the husband to till the soil, to build and repair the house, and to earn money to buy the goods they need. God has put into a man’s heart the capacity to love his wife, and into a woman’s heart the capacity to love her husband. But their mutual dependence makes them love each other out of necessity also. At times, love within the heart may not be sufficient to maintain the bond of marriage. But love which comes from material necessity will give that bond the strength it needs to endure times of difficulty.” (St. John Chrysostom)

“In these times, does anyone need a spouse? Satan has structured modern society so that a woman can do without a husband and a man can do without a wife. Instead, they look upon each other as heavy anchors that limit insatiable appetites and the need for ‘freedom.’ I can wash my own clothes and cook my own food, and a woman can make her own money, so neither sex needs each other, and when times get rough in a marriage, it is a simple matter to swap out a spouse for an exciting new lover, or double down on feeding all those appetites that are forbidden within a marriage, and we’ll never go without the support of the culture that insists the right thing to do is pursue our temporal happiness instead of maintaining marriage vows made before God.” (Roosh)

The feminist agenda has caused women to believe they don’t need men. They are empowered and independent. In doing this, they have destroyed an important component of a strong, life-lasting marriage. Needing each other is the way God created marriages to last. I need my husband to work hard to provide for us. He also carries heavy things for me and can fix anything. He needs me to run the household, and I was with the children full time. The need for each other did keep us together through some rough spots, but of course, we both knew that love required commitment too.

God’s marriage design is perfect for us! The culture is doing all it can to ruin it. Don’t let it ruin yours. It’s okay and good to need each other. God designed it this way. Trust Him, NOT the feminist agenda whose intent is to destroy men and marriages.

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Mark 10:6-9

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