I had a question: does God really love his women, when, most of the time in history, women are treated so badly? This article really helped answer my question. He really does love women, and he has tried to keep his women sacred. Thank you for these beautiful words, full of inspiration!
I loved this article. The wealth of information, the clarifying of the word help was enlightening. Thank you for your insight and for writing such a thought provoking and clarifying article that gives so much strength and voice to women who walk side by side with their men in joint stewardship without the need to be 'in charge'. I love the Temple sessions as it provides so much insight to God's plan for Eve.
I really enjoyed and agreed with the latter part of the article (from “Adam was Alone” to the end) but to suggest that disobeying God’s command to not eat from the tree was a “good” thing is troubling for me.
In Genesis 3 the serpent asks Eve, (and I’m paraphrasing) “did God really say, do not eat from the tree?” Essentially saying to Eve, so do we really need to trust God or is it better to trust our own desires? If we eat the fruit our eyes will be opened and we will be “like God”
In my humble opinion, that’s a dangerous and slippery slope.
After eating the fruit from the tree, God banished both Adam and Eve from the Garden and set up a cherubim and a flashing sword to guard the way back to the tree of life.
The Garden was paradise; a place where man and woman had perfect fellowship with God. That was lost because Eve and Adam trusted the serpent (and their desires) over God’s command..... Again, I don’t believe their choice to be disobedient was a “glorious necessity to open the doorway to eternal life”.
That being said, I’ll forever be in debt to my Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ who, because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, bore the judgement and wrath of the “flashing sword” so that I may, one day, enjoy perfect fellowship and eternal life with God. ❤️
What a brilliant and fascinating article. I love learning the Hebrew words that clarify the intent so much.
This is an awesome and particularly inspired article. My Sister, a single Latter-Day Saint, who has actively been involved with the Church over a life-time, and who as a result has something of the spirit of prophecy, told me a few months ago that the time for women to increase in influence in the Church had come. This article very well reflects this trend.
Thank you! Your article was insightful and timely.
Thanks for this beautiful article. I agree with Anne, that the way we pronounce “help meet” rather than “helpmeet” makes a huge difference in meaning. The second phrase makes it sound like a “helpmate” or something like that.
Your article clarifies it so well. Thanks for clarifying what we have known in our hearts for so many years.
Thank you so much for this beautiful letter!! I intend to share it with my daughters and granddaughters. I have always loved our glorious Mother Eve and it has been shown to me many times what a wonderful chosen woman she is.
Thank you for that clarification. The scriptures have always been (to me) similar to a jigsaw puzzle that's missing a few pieces. The relationship of Eve to humanity was one of those missing pieces for me. This fills that empty spot. Thanks again!
Maurine, this article was Brilliantly written! Thank you for these insights. I've always thought that we needed to articulate Eve as being a HELP, meet,(equal to) for Adam, and not a "helpmeet." The way we pronounce it makes the difference of the meaning. You made everything so clear. Thank you!
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