Part of Each Other
By: Carrie Lowrance
Then the Lord made woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh! She will be called ‘woman’, because she was taken from ‘man.’ - Genesis 2:22-23
Have you ever heard a married person say, “She/He is a part of me”? You may even hear someone say, “She is my right arm,” or “He is my other half.” We take this as a couple who is very in tune with each other. A couple who loves each other, who works well together, and has good times together.
However, when you think about it, we are part of our spouse. Literally. How so? Genesis 2:22-23 explains this. God made woman from man’s rib and brought her to him. Adam was quite impressed and excited, exclaiming “At last!” God told him that she was made from his bone and his flesh. She would be called woman because she came from man.
Wives, you have been a part of the man you love from the beginning, and God designed yours for you. He knew all the features, thoughts, and nuances that would make him perfect for you. Husbands, your wife is made from you and for you. The Lord knew what you would need in the features, thoughts, emotions, spirit, and nuances of your wife. You are both part of a great design and so is your marriage.
Take some time to sit down with your spouse and let them know how happy you are that they are a part of you. Talk about all the times when you didn’t think you could make it without each other. Converse about the fun times and how your lives would be different if you didn’t have each other.
Thank your spouse for standing with you in the hard times and for having your back. Show your appreciation for all the times they have helped you when you needed it and for their understanding of your quirks and nuances and all the other things that make you, you. Let your spouse know how appreciative you are of them and that you have them to walk with you through life.
Thank your spouse for praying with you and for you. Then thank God for bringing you together and designing each of you for one another. Thank Him for his amazing genius of creating woman from man. It’s amazing to think we have been together since the beginning in a way we never would have imagined.
Be an example to those around you. Make sure your kids know how happy you are together. Encourage other couples to talk to each other about how happy they are with each other. Our lives are busy and it’s easy to become disconnected. We are busy with our lives, responsibilities, and commitments and don’t tell our spouses enough that we are thankful and blessed to have them as a part of us. One man, one woman, as a couple making an “us” and being a part of each other from the very beginning.
Do have a crazy busy life but still want to connect with your spouse and let them know how happy you are that they are a part of you? Here are some ideas.
1. Write them a letter and let them know.
2. Buy a card and write them a note on the inside.
3. Call your spouse during their lunch break at work and let them know how glad you are that he or she is a part of you.
4. Send them a text.
5. Plan to go out to dinner with your spouse and spend some time together.
6. Go out together for dessert or coffee and let your spouse know your feelings.
Carrie Lowrance is a writer and author. Her work has been featured on Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Crosswalk, and Same Journey. She is also the author of two children's books, Don't Eat Your Boogers (You'll Turn Green) and Brock's Bad Temper (And The Time Machine). You can find out more about Carrie and her writing at www.carrielowrance.com.
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Originally published Monday, 01 November 2021.