As helper, Eve became Adam’s match, his equivalent, and he described her as bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. He knew what he had been given and he was grateful for it. Early on in the Biblical account, we see the tremendous influence a wife can have on her husband. In Eve’s case, she violated the “chain of command,” but that does not nullify the God-given role she was created to fulfill. Adam also called her “mother of all living.”
When women abandon these roles, they give up their influence and denigrate their purpose. When women scorn and reject being a wife and being a mother, they are left only to imitate men. Yet God proclaimed that man was not to be alone, and needed a counterpart to fulfill the dominion calling. Thus, a culture that tears apart the family confusing its roles, tears itself apart, devolving into vested- interest groups combatting one another to gain dominance. New categories emerge (sometimes so many it is hard to keep track) and there is a perpetual conflict of interests and disharmony in society.