When I created
the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being. When I created man,
I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.
But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life
into man. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could
patiently and perfectly fashion you.
From one bone I fashioned you. I chose the rib,
which protects man's heart and lungs. Around this one bone
I shaped you and molded you.
I created you perfectly and beautifully.
Your characteristics are as the rib,
strong yet delicate and fragile.
You provide protection for the most
delicate organ in man, his heart. Man's heart
is the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life.
The rib cage will allow itself to be broken before
it will allow damage to the heart.
Support man as the rib cage supports the body.
You were not taken from his feet, to be under him,
nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You
were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be held close to his
You are my perfect angel. You are my beautiful, little girl. You have grown to
be a splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtues in your heart. Your eyes - don't change them. Your lips - how lovely when they
part in prayer. Your nose, so perfect in form, your hands so gentle to touch. I've caressed your face in your deepest sleep.
I've held your heart close to mine.
Of all that lives and breathes, you are the most like me. Adam walked
with me in the cool of the day and yet he was lonely. He could not see
me or touch me. He could only feel me.
So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me, I fashioned in
you: my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and support.
You are special because you are an extension of me.
Man represents my image;
Together, you represent the totality of God.
you should tenderly LOVE your wife.
You should love her and respect her, for she is fragile. In tender love
protect her and keep your heart only for her. If you hurt her, you only damage
your own heart and the heart of your
Father in heaven...
Woman, you should humbly RESPECT your husband. In humility, show him
the power of emotion I have given you. In gentle quietness show your strength.
When you show respect to your husband you're showing respect to your
Father in heaven...