I got a good chuckle reading some of the Bible commentators who have written about this verse. They admit that the phrase “become one flesh” refers to sex between a husband and wife, but they are quick to say it is more than “just sex” and then take off on different ideas never to return to the topic of sex again. (Maybe they have spent too much time in the library!) We won’t be too tough on them though. I know counselors-in-training throughout the years sometimes have a hard time talking about sex with the couples they counsel. Perhaps it’s an uncomfortable topic for many, but not here in the book of Genesis.
Let’s begin by reviewing Marriage Mandates #1 and #2 and see why great love making is inevitable for those who follow this prescription.