God created Adam, the first man, out of dust. Adam couldn’t find a helper that suited him so God made him fall into a deep sleep and removed one of his ribs.
And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
The union between Adam and Eve was the first marriage and it is the pattern for all subsequent marriages. Read the rest of this entry