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I find it interesting that God brings (2:22) Eve to Adam. Much like a father would proudly walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. Immediately following this first wedding comes verse 24 that you reference, Gretchen. It’s as if God is the first parent to send off his kids to become this sacred “one flesh”.

I think it is very hard for parents to do this; to let their children go. I find it interesting that God does it first here. He the parent brings the two together and then to show us it is good for parents to let go does so himself. Notice, he comes looking for them in the garden later, meaning, he gave them some space.

This verse is often directed at the newly weds (as it should be!) but I think it is helpful for parents to think through this as well.God empathizes with the struggle of parents as well.