And the Two Shall become—and Should Always Be—One

The Seed of Ownership means that we must regard our partner’s desires as our own: it can also be properly called the “One Flesh” mindset. God made Adam’s wife, Eve, from Adam’s flesh. Though they were distinct individuals, they came from one flesh physically and became one flesh spiritually in their union as man and wife. Every marriage is a reunion of a man and a woman as one flesh. Every marriage is a testimony to the Beginning, to what God originally intended when he took Eve out of Adam and gave her back to him as his wife.

This is why Jesus said, “A man shall leave his mother…and cleave to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.” (Matthew 19:5, NIV) One flesh means that he must see her needs as his needs, and that she must see his needs as hers. Paul has one flesh in mind when he tells husbands and wives why they are obligated to fulfill each other’s sexual needs: “The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.” (I Cor. 7:4, KJV).