I once heard a woman say, “I think my husband was made out of mud. I was created from the rib of a human being. That explains everything.”
Men and women say lots of things about each other. However, what Sacred Scripture says about men and women is of paramount importance, especially in these days when secular culture is putting so much energy into changing the way we see ourselves and in comments about marriage and the way we relate to one another. This event regarding Divorce happened as a challenge to Jesus. Listen again to the challenge, and Jesus’ response.
The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.