Bible Verse: 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.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:2-5

The relationship between a husband and a wife is meant to be one of love, respect, and support. They are to help each other. A husband’s role is one of companionship.

We first hear about this concept in the creation of Eve. Adam needed a companion, yet one could not be found until God created Eve. As you read for today’s devotional, Genesis 2:20-24 is the story of God creating woman from man’s own rib.

Men and women were designed to be side by side in the marriage relationship. They complement each other in amazing ways. So, husbands and wives can help each other by meeting the other person’s needs through physical and emotional intimacy. Because both men and woman have their individual differences, God’s glory can be shown most when working together within God’s grace.

Lastly, through their companionship, a husband and wife can work together as a team to nurture and grow healthy families who honor God with their lives. What an awesome privilege and responsibility!

Reflection: How can you be a better companion to your wife today? In what ways can your wife be a better companion to you? Write these down and share them with your wife on your next date night. Be sure to share the ways that you could improve as well. Work together to create a more godly, healthy, and intentional relationship.

— Sam Casey , founder of Banyan Creative and contributor to Uncommen

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