God's current focus on purpose goes back to the garden. You see, it was only after God gave Adam a job that He said it wasn't good for Adam to be alone. So, God blessed him with a "helper" to assist with the tasks he was given.
In the same way, wives are meant to be helpers to their husbands' purposes. When wives are not pursuing their own purpose, it can be tough for their husbands to see them as suitable partners in their journey. When wives don't embrace the unique gifts God has given them, their husbands might not fully identify and appreciate what they bring to the relationship.
God aligns us with our spouses through our shared purpose and calling. That's why the idea of being "equally yoked" is so important. Just like animals are yoked together for the purpose of working, our shared purpose yokes us together.
Purpose is a big deal. It helps us stand out and makes it crystal clear that we're a perfect match. It reveals who is compatible with us. Everything becomes clearer when we're actively pursuing our purpose, making it easy to see if the person is really called to the relationship.
“Then the Lord God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it. The Lord God also said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make for him a suitable helper.””
Genesis 2:15, 18