To the woman, he said, “I will make your pregnancy very painful; in pain you will bear children. You will desire your husband, but he will rule over you.” (Gen 3:16 CEB)
Most people by now have heard of the Me Too Movement. In October 2017 the hashtag #MeToo went viral on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. Have you ever asked the question, ‘when did all this abuse, sexual assault and harassment start?’ The answer is simple. It started once mankind was placed outside the Garden of God.
In the text, we see a very simple statement. “You will desire your husband, but he will rule over you.” Woman’s desire was to have a mutually appreciated love relationship, just like it was in the garden. However, man’s desire, having achieved, so he thought, god-like qualities, was to rule over and control. He didn’t realize then and still doesn’t understand now that the greatest God-like quality is love.