The first time I heard a dear Christian friend of mine expressed that sentiment I was not sure what to make of it. Is that all she really needs from a man? Is there something wrong with her view? She went on to say that she is able to provide the other necessary things for herself (money, clothing etc) and therefore did not require materal objects from anyone.
In essence she was highlighting her wants from her needs. She was asserting her independence whilst still indicating that there was one or two things in which she has to depend on someone else. Her statement is an anthem for independent working women who are seeking a man for long term relationship and not a “sugar daddy.”
After thinking about it, I have to give my agreement with that statement. It seems very simple but very accurate. In a mature relationship with two adults, we really only need sex and companionship from our partners. The sex aspect does not need further explanation. However, companionship connotes a broad requirement. If you think about it, when someone is your companion it implies a sense of being trustworthy, supportive, sharing, encouraging, and a good match you. These are the qualities the sane and normal functioning adults want from partners-a mate for life.
When you think about Adam and Eve, their union was about companionship. Adam was not meant to be Eve’s “saviour” or vice versa. Most women and men believe that a partner will “save” them in some way. Can you image what a burden that must be to take the role of someone’s savior? Trust me it is overwhelming. I trully believe that job was for Christ alone.
The Lord has blessed me enough to manage my day-day life. However, like Adam most singles are missing a little something. I can be equally honest and agree with my Christian friend in saying that I only want a man for sex and companionship.