Genesis 3:16-19 (The Message)
16 He told the Woman:
“I’ll multiply your pains in childbirth;
you’ll give birth to your babies in pain.
You’ll want to please your husband,
but he’ll lord it over you.”
17-19 He told the Man:
“Because you listened to your wife
and ate from the tree
That I commanded you not to eat from,
‘Don’t eat from this tree,’
The very ground is cursed because of you;
getting food from the ground
Will be as painful as having babies is for your wife;
you’ll be working in pain all your life long.
The ground will sprout thorns and weeds,
you’ll get your food the hard way,
Planting and tilling and harvesting,
sweating in the fields from dawn to dusk,
Until you return to that ground yourself, dead and buried;
you started out as dirt, you’ll end up dirt.”
First God didnt curse the man or woman, he took our natural inclinations or things that ordinarily would be sources of joy and fulfilment for us and took all the joy out of them!
Women are made to give and nurture, going against it is going against our very nature, so God took the two primary recipients of care, love and nuture for women and made it painful and unpleasant.
He said, you want kids? Alrighty then, labor for them!
What was that you were saying about being in love, hey fall in love as long as you dont mind him lording it over you.
No book, psychiatrist, new age therapy or 10 ways to make a man happy article will give u a more sensitive man! He WILL lord it over you.
As for the men, they are providers and protectors and so God says, you will provide alright but it aint gonna be easy, you are going to feel like you are running around in circles half to time and have a grouchy boss to boot!
I all of a sudden feel less inclined to harras men for being well, men!
Thank God for Jesus, the cross and salvation all of this is gone.
Our men are sensitive and caring and love us like Christ loves the church which is selflessly and for icing on the cake, we will have kids without the regular hassle.
Salvation is really a full package. One more reason to celebrate christmas!