Though the world may have a cynical view of marriage, God reveals that marriage was meant to be a unique and tight bond between the husband and wife. The oneness that unites them is the foundation upon which everything else is based. As individuals they are equal before God. But as husband and wife, they have their respective roles: he is the head and she is his “helper.” However, man is not to abuse his authority over the woman. Because of man’s rebellion against God, their relationship is more difficult. They both have a handicap: she will want to dominate him and he will fail to use love and grace in his exercise of authority. But the man must remember that he would not exist without the woman. Finally, if submitting to authority is distasteful, we should remember Christ’s example: though He was equal to the Father in power and glory, He willingly submitted to Him, even unto death.