said, "I have acquired a man from the LORD."
Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but
Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering, but he did not respect Cain and his offering.
And Cain was very angry and his countenance fell.
So the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."
Sorry ladies, but we women are not very gifted in the unemotional realm of logic and objective reasoning. God wired us to deal and excel in the realm of emotion and influence, which we apply either subtlety, or overtly. Eve was singled out and outwitted (or duped) by the Adversary, while Adam was not. Her desire to be wise was good, but wisdom gained apart from God in disobedience isn't good, and with that desire kindled in her, Satan easily lead her astray. And since misery loves company, or no ones sins unto themselves, Eve quickly sought to influence her husband to follow her example. And like a lamb lead to the slaughter, Adam complied with her instead of obeying the direct command he received from God Almighty - oops! The natural order of the family was disrupted and contaminated at that moment, resulting in the fall of mankind - Adam didn't protect his wife from the Serpent's wiles, and then followed the influence of his wife instead of God's command. Now God said that Eve's desire would be to rule over her husband, but he would rule over her." Thus the battle of the sexes was born out of sin.
I think he watches too much sports, but I've heard tales from other women that make me glad Robert only watches baseball and football. But all that wasn't good enough for me, oh no - I thought he should be better than he was, and I put enormous pressure on him to make me happy - you know like the "fairy tales" promise will happen. I thought he didn't provide enough money, I was convinced he wasn't as smart as I was, and he wasn't funny anymore either, etc. etc. etc. Basically, even though I loathed feminism, somewhere along the way, a desire toward ruling over my husband had crept in, and had taken root, and was producing its evil fruit. Little did I realize that I was the problem, not Robert, but fortunately for me, Jesus disciplines those he loves. So one fateful night, many years ago, he gave me a good and well deserved tongue lashing. I literally heard his voice and he was not happy with me, not one bit. He got my attention, and things slowly started to change, not with Robert, but with me.