Two Become One

Season #1

This week on the Spark Influence Podcast Peter and Misty Philip dive into their first topic on marriage to discuss what it means when two become one.

We first see this principal in scripture in Genesis 2:15-25 ESV. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 1”but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” The Bible says that marriage is a mystery in Ephesians 5:32 ESV. We could not describe it any better. 

Marriage involves two different people coming together – two become one – forming one union. No one marriage is the same, because no two people are the same. Creating a marriage built on trust and communication is key. In this episode, we talk about having no air between us and how loving and serving one one another in the mundane makes a difference. Togetherness has practical benefits over being alone, and this is true in many situations as illustrated in this scripture from Ecclesiastes 4 ESV. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” Listen to this episode to find out all the ways we have embraced the concept of when to become one in our marriage and how it has impacted our business and life.