Thanks! But I’m afraid you’d have no scriptural references to support any point you’ve made.

As Paul notes in Ephesians 5:32, the “one flesh” language refers to Christ and the church, not human marriage. Adam, btw, never left his ‘mother and father’ (he didn’t have them).

The first humans are prompted to “be fruitful and multiply” — much later! As David M. Carr notes in The Erotic Word, Genesis 2 “emphasizes a sexuality that is not focused initially on having children.”

Procreation is rarely a focus of the many sexual heroes of the OT- Isaac, Samson, David, Solomon, Esther, etc., who have lots and lots of sex without regard to childbearing.

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