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The Battle of the Sexes

the battle of the sexes

The battle of the sexes is happening today: husbands and wives argue, marriages break down, children are hurt. Yet God spoke these words thousands of years ago, describing today’s situation!

The beginning of the battle of the sexes

The perfect marriage before the battle of the sexesThese words (Genesis 3:16) are near the start of the Bible. God created the world, the plants, the animals and the first humans, Adam and Eve. Everything was absolutely perfect. Adam and Eve had the perfect marriage, they talked with God every day. Everything was beautiful.

Then the Devil came as a snake, and encouraged Adam and Eve to rebel against God: to reject His authority over their lives. They did this and everything was ruined. “SIN” had entered the world. The Battle of the Sexes had begun.

God then said to Eve,
"Your desire shall be for your husband and he will rule over you."

But what do these words mean? God was telling Eve how things would now be in the world with sin.

Here is the meaning of God's words to Eve:-

”You used to be perfectly happy and content with how I created you – a helper to your loving husband, a companion, a joint worker with him, an equal with him in all respects, but now you are discontent and want his position as head. You are a sinner. You no longer truly love your husband. You will not submit to his leadership, you want to wear the pants in the family, you want him to obey you. You want to have everything your own way."

"And that’s not all."

"As for your husband, he’s also changed for the worse. He’s also now a sinner and he doesn’t truly love you like he did. He always used to watch out for your best interests and give you wise counsel, but no more. And your husband is not going to accept you ruling over him, he will rule over you by force.”

This is the world we live in today - war between husbands and wives caused by the sin of our first parents. We all grow up and find ourselves fighting the Battle of the Sexes. The introduction of SIN into the world also brought sickness, death, and natural disasters. But more than that, we have been cut off from the loving God who created us and we are constantly disobeying Him.

But there is GOOD NEWS.

crossGod has made a solution to the problem of SIN by sending His Son, Jesus Christ. God has made Jesus the rightful Ruler of this world. Jesus died on a cross to pay for our sins. Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus now offers new life to all who will willingly submit to Him.those who do not will be punished

People who turn and submit to Jesus receive forgiveness for sins, power to live in this corrupt world, eternal life in the next, and PEACE.

Jesus said

"Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28 Today's English Version

Jesus also said

"Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”
John 14:27 Today’s English Version

You can find out more about how you can live in peace and harmony with Jesus Christ at churches like Monash Christian Fellowship. Peace with Jesus Christ also means an end to the Battle of the Sexes. If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you should do so right now by talking to Him in prayer and inviting Him to come into your heart. Here is a suggested prayer.


love“Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive me, come into my heart and give me eternal life. I submit to You as my Lord and God. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen”.

You have now begun to experience God’s great love for you. He created you to have a loving personal relationship with Him, just like Adam and Eve. And your marriage can also be like theirs at the beginning!

What's next?

BibleFirstly, get yourself a Bible and read it. Find out more of God's blessings for you. Click on the BIBLE GATEWAY link at the bottom of this page or better still, come along to Monash Christian Fellowship, we would like to offer you a free Bible.

Next, join a good church like Monash Christian Fellowship where God's Word (the Bible) is taught faithfully. If you don't know of a good church click on this link for help. It is God’s plan for you to join with the other members of His family at a local church where you will receive further help and worship God together. Your new life with Jesus is just beginning.

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Originally produced by Monash Christian Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia 2007. Author Pastor Bill Wheaton.  Converted to webpage 2009. This document may be freely reproduced and used for non-profit evangelism provided that it is unchanged and carries this credit.