"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female, he created them. God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'" Genesis 1:27-28
"The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'" Genesis 2:18
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." Genesis 2:24
I thank God for my suitable helper! I believe that God made me in His image, and I believe He breathed life into my body. I also believe He made a suitable helper for me and breathed life into her body, and my suitable helper is my wife. God created male and female to enjoy the marriage relationship. He created the marriage relationship with intention and purpose: be fruitful and increase and fill the earth, rule over the fish, the birds, and every living creature. God blessed the marriage relationship between the man and the woman, and He said that the two flesh would become one. We left our fathers and mothers to cling to one another. We are one in Christ and one in each other. In this marriage relationship, God is supreme in our lives. God is the One who blesses us. We enjoy every part of our marriage relationship, the physical and the emotional and the spiritual, because of who God is and the promises He made us in His Word when we seek Him first. Of course, I am like every other man, and I intend to shower my wife with love and gifts this Valentine's Day. However, the best gift I can give my wife is myself, all of me. The best gift I can give my wife is to be a man of God and a suitable helper to her. I don't need jewelry, chocolates, or movies to show her my love or increase her love for me. I pray for her. I love her the way Christ loves the church. Husbands, let us not turn to the world or the world's devices as a way to increase the intensity of our love in the marriage relationship. Let us turn to the One who created us for the marriage relationship. There is no more intense and overwhelming love than the love of the Creator. Ask God to show you and to shower your marriage relationship with His intense blessings and love. He will do it! Believe it! Claim it! Live it!