The Oxford definition of Helpmate is a “A helpful companion or partner.” This bible study will evaluate the meaning of helpmate and how women can practically “help”.
The Bible confirms the role that women should take as a helpmate. The Book of Genesis explains that Eve was created by God to be Adam’s helpmate. This is a symbolic and practical example of what our role should be in marriage.
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But what does that mean? What should we help with?
This study will evaluate what is “too” much help and how it can actually work against your marriage and cause conflict. It will also help you to answer some hard questions such as: What if there was a way to help our husbands and also bring us closer in our marriages without ever speaking a word?
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What is the role of a helpmate?
Women are the intercessors for their husbands and family. Actively engaging in WAR by praying and battling in the spirit for God’s will to reign in their family.
You may say, “Didn’t the Bible say Eve was created to be Adam’s helpmate?” Well, the Hebrew ‘ezer kenegdo (KJV “help meet”) is notoriously difficult to translate. The second term means “alongside him,” “opposite him,” “a counterpart to him.”
“Helper” is too weak because it suggests a “less than” or “helping” position. ‘Ezer elsewhere in the Bible suggests that women are an active intervention on behalf of their mates, especially in military contexts, as often in Psalms. – Robert Alter: The Five Books Of Moses
Should Women Submit to Their Husbands?
Submission isn’t for the weak or faint of heart, it’s for spiritual warriors. Submission is a powerful action in God’s upside-down kingdom.
This Bible study explores how submission aides in having a christ-centered, healthy marriage. But how do you submit and what do you submit to?
What should we say to help uplift our husbands?
What should we say to help uplift our husbands? Saying too much and advice giving can drive our husbands away… So, how can we use our words to lift up ? How can we show support while building intimacy?
How is the wife to be a helper to her husband?
“A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24
In marriage, it is a process to become one. One means that you and your husband are a “team” and you’re supporting each other. In this video, I discuss how I became a team with my husband by giving up my pride and lowering myself.