Rock Creek Baptist
A Helper Suitable - Genesis 2: 18-25
Most of the problems in our marriages can be traced back to this one passage of Scripture! Let's dive in together into Gods' Word where we will find suddenly things begin to make a lot of sense...
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    1238 Rock Creek Dr, Nashville, NC 27856, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
There is no such thing as a perfect marriage
Story of the grandmother and her top 10 list

For some context before our main passages:
God has created Adam, given him a role over creation, and takes walks in the garden in the cool of the day. Life is good
Adam needs a woman but has no idea that he does (what even is a woman at this point, he has no point of reference here.)
“Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled by him, but from under his arm to be protected by him, near to his heart to be loved by him.” - Matthew Henry
The head...and the neck!
Even the method of Eve's creation says something about her relationship with Adam
Genesis 3 starts the blame game.
Both know not to eat from the tree, but Adam is really abdicating his responsibility here by stepping back and letting Eve eat from the tree of which God said "on the day that you eat of it you will surely die."
Loaded question: where are you?
"The WOMAN that YOU gave me..." (is she defective? Is Adam expecting a return policy?)
"It was the serpent...!" (the only one there that doesn't deny it but probably rubs his hands together like an evil villain in glee)
Another loaded question: what have you done?

The true meaning of the phrase "your desire will be for your husband" is not what you might think!...
Here we switch from complementing each other's roles to fighting over who gets to be in control over the other. Instead of mutually submitting, women will have trouble "submitting sinlessly to a sinful man" and men will have trouble putting the woman first and will abuse his position as spiritual leader to be more of a dictator.
When God decrees what WILL happen as a result of sin and discord entering the picture He is not saying what He WANTS to happen, simply what Adam and Eve have brought into the world.
The story of E.V. Hill and his wife Jane...
Can we all agree this is a very good list?
Marriage isn't 50/50, Jesus love for the church isn't 50/50
Someone from his side who would be "beside" him
A strength corresponding
How can you expect Jesus to help your marriage if you don't know Him? Follow Him today!