In order to create Eve, God took a rib from Adam. When God brought Eve to Adam, he got back a new and much improved version of what he had lost. Without Eve, Adam was a red Porsche with no motor or a Learjet without fuel. He looked good on the outside but something was missing. When Adam met Eve, he came face to face, chest to breasts, thighs to thighs, with the part of himself that was missing.
While the Bible doesn’t say this, I think the beauty of a woman’s body is somehow linked to a man’s search for completeness. At the deepest level of a man’s subconscious, is there a part of him that craves finding the one who will make him whole? Are we searching for the part that was taken from us? Are we seeking the one without whom we will forever feel incomplete?
I don’t mean to imply that single-people can’t find fulfillment. After all, Jesus was single and his life was full. But most single people have learned to live with what is usually a mild case of aloneness, a sense that they are by themselves, that they are lacking something or someone–something or someone they’ve learned to live without.
I think that for men, that sense of aloneness or lacking is a figurative need to find their missing rib, a need to discover the person who will make them complete. In the moment a man gazes at a woman’s naked beauty, he experiences, for a fleeting second, the hope of being complete.
God made naked women beautiful by creating them to complete us. How could we not feel magnetically pulled to one who has the power to fill up what’s lacking in our life?
There’s a lot more about naked women in my book: Why Naked Women Look so Good.
Give a gift every man will read. And I’ve got to admit there aren’t many books I could say that about. He’ll read it and find himself laughing and learning how to better love his wife.