The unfortunate irony today is that women and men have destroyed this beautiful picture. Women no longer feel they need a man to protect and support them, and men no longer have the respect for women that they once had in generations past. Perhaps the 65% divorce rate would drop if we went back to Biblical principles; truly a fantastical love affair!
Men respected women in generations past? Women had no rights, women weren’t allowed to speak or teach in church, women were cosnsidered possesions and business deals (do you know what a dowry is?). In the Bible, in a monetary sense, women were worth significantly less to half a man’s value:
Leviticus 27: 1-7
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by thy estimation.
3 And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
4 And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels.
5 And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
6 And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.
7 And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
If you think that your value is significantly lower then a male’s based solely on sex, that is your choice. However, logic doesn’t allow the idea that, in a general sense, sex determines value.