A Good Companion
What is God's purpose for the Home? After God created Adam, "the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him" (Genesis 2:18). After Adam had named all the animals that God had created, "there was not found an help meet for him" (Genesis 2:20). There were no creatures on earth that Adam could communicate with or have any companionship. Adam was lonely.
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:21-24).
The woman was created for man as a companion - someone to share life with. Eve was the perfect companion for Adam because God created her and all things that God creates is "very good" (Genesis 1:31). God intended the Home to be a means of companionship with someone we can communicate with openly and to share life's joys unselfishly and problems united.
Before a man and a woman get married, they should determine if they can fulfill one of God's purposes of marriage, that is, be able to communicate with each other. Some folks just can't communicate without a big fuss or fight. If you can't communicate with them, you won't be able to live with them either.
Those already married need to communicate with each other as well. Many marriages have been broken because of the lack of good communication. A husband should be ready, willing and able to sit down and communicate with his wife. A wife should also be ready, willing and able to sit down and communicate with her husband. We get so involved with work, school and everyday chores, that we fail to communicate with our spouse as we should.
Husbands, if you really love your wife, take time out from your busy schedules and talk to your wife. Let her tell you about her day. Listen with interest her concerns and worries. Be a help for her and her problems - don't be the problem! When a husband becomes a good listener, he gains a good companion (your wife) with whom he can tell his problems to.
Wives, if you really love your husband, take time out from your busy schedules and spend time talking to your husband. Let him tell you about his day. Be sure and listen with interest. Give him your undivided attention. Be a good helper by giving good helpful advice, not nagging criticism. You too will gain a true companion FOR LIFE!