The Bible also contains numerous scriptures about love between a man and a woman. Here are some examples:
- Genesis 2:18-24: “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’… So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
This passage describes the creation of the first woman and emphasizes the complementary nature of men and women. It also highlights the importance of the marital union between a man and a woman.
- Song of Solomon 8:6-7: “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.”
This passage from the Song of Solomon is a poetic description of the intensity and strength of love between a man and a woman. It portrays love as a powerful force that cannot be extinguished.
- Ephesians 5:25-33: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her… In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
This passage emphasizes the sacrificial love that husbands are called to show to their wives. It also highlights the unity and oneness that should exist between a man and a woman in marriage.