Those are both lies!
One lie is used to dictate to a young woman that she absolutely must marry. Then and only then, will we be "complete" and happy. The other is used to control women within the Church.
As recorded in Genesis 2:18, God, The Creator, said, "It is not good that MAN should be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."
Women were created to "complete" the man, not the other way around!
In the almost four years that I'm alone now, I'm healthier (emotionally and mentally) and more "complete" than I ever was as a married woman. The original design of who God created Diane to be is now emerging. And God never creates something or someone only halfway. He created me complete. He created me completely complete.
Being alone is almost thought of like a dirty word. People feel sorry for you. "Oh...(there, there now: you poor thing) God has someone for you." For ME? No. I appreciate their heart and well-intentioned words, but I look at things differently.
GOD MAY HAVE ME FOR SOME MAN. SOME MAN OUT THERE WHO NEEDS MY GIFTINGS AND MY STRENGTHS TO HELP FULFILL HIS DESTINY AND THE CALL OF GOD ON HIS LIFE - FOR KINGDOM PURPOSES, NOT FOR LONELINESS OR "INCOMPLETE" PURPOSES.
WE WOULD BE AN EXTENSION OF GOD'S COMPLETENESS TO EACH OTHER.
And certainly the only "covering" I need in my life is God Almighty, The Blood of Jesus Christ, and His most Holy Word. What man could be a greater "covering" than that?! That is just like Satan to exalt man over God. Just like the Father of Lies to twist and pervert Truths.
I am "complete".
I am "covered".
I am woman. No need to roar. There is strength in my whisper.
Because of Him and Unto Him,