The Sexes – So What’s the Big Difference?
Through the years women have fought to be equal with men. But there’s one problem: God didn’t create us alike. It’s impossible for us to be totally the same. Now, in God’s eyes, men and women are equal. God doesn’t look at one of the sexes and say, “You’re better than the other!” Eve was created from one of Adam’s ribs, signifying that men and women stand side by side in status before God. But psychologically, physically, emotionally, and mentally, males and females are different. And aren’t you glad? Things would be pretty boring if we were all alike. Once we understand how God made us, we can delight in our differences.
A basic difference between girls and guys can be illustrated by a bird and a bull. The bird is sensitive and responds to its surroundings. The bull charges along doing its thing regardless of what happens. Ever hear the expression “He’s like a bull in a china closet”?
We see more differences between the sexes in the physical body than any other aspect? Sexual differences? A female’s mood can be affected by her menstrual cycle. Males are turned on by sight and tend to be less discreet than females. Females give sex to get affection, whereas males give affection to get sex. That’s why premarital sex is so devastating to a female.
Someone summed up the sexual differences this way: “The female is like an iron, which takes a while to heat up and cool down, but the male is like a light bulb. They are turned on and off in an instant.” Girls need to remember, though, that no male ever died because he got turned on and didn’t get what he wanted. As you look at this list of differences, it is any wonder guys and girls have a hard time understanding each other? But God created both males and females with differing strengths. So instead of trying to be the same, let’s learn to appreciate the good in each person we meet – male or female.