A man of G-D,
he separates himself from the cord
of being a child in the flesh.
Leaving his father and mother
with the promise to honor them,
he joins to his beloved,
his tender vessel,
his other half, and becomes one.

He holds close to his bride,
adorns her with every need,
listens to the desires of her heart.
He protects her with his life,
knowing her worth is far above precious jewels,
and he harbors no bitterness towards her.

As he is commanded,
he lives with her with understanding
and loves her with gentle care.
In doing so, his prayers
are not hindered,
and place is not given to the enemy.

They walk as joint-heirs of the grace of life,
he being the source,
like the head of a river,
she as the earth
that supports him
and is nourished by him.

And so…
As he honors G-D
And so fufills the commands,
she responds
seeking to honor her beloved
with respect and devotion in all things.

They submit one to the other
in perfect union with the L-RD,
a threefold cord not easily broken.


Often in a marriage that is not in proper function as Scripture commands and illustrates, we see either the husband not loving his wife and/or the wife not respecting her husband.

This poem is to illustrate as the man is the head and source for the wife, he is responsible to initiate this response in his bride. When he initiates true Biblical love (as G-D commands it in Scripture), she is responsible to and should naturally come by his side and reverence him as unto the L-RD.

When a woman is loved and a man is respected, the couple functions in harmony as G-D designed their needs to be met.

How blessed are those who experience a G-D kind of love in their marriage! 


These are some of the Scriptures that the poem alludes to:

Gen 2:21-24; Ecc 4:12; Prov 31:10; Eph 5:22, 25, 28, 29, 33; 1 Cor 7:5; Col 3:19; 1 Peter 3:7