I had the privilege of sitting in on a lecture by one of my colleagues entitled, 'The Beginning of Marriage'. He went through the biblical data on prelapsarian marriage including its institution, purpose, and necessity. It was quite good and well researched.
One of his quotes stood out as quite refreshing to me. It amazes me the balance that our Puritan forefathers had on issues that today are confused and misused. Matthew Henry, speaking of Eve's creation said, Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
What a refreshing thought on Eve's creation. How could a feminist argue with the dignity and high value that God has placed on the woman?