21. Women Rely on Faith
Women rely on faith in a way that men do not: a mating male puts on a show for a female to convince her to trust him. Why does the male try to prove his worthiness? Because he is, in future, to be relied upon in the reproductive equation because a mother’s needs must be supplied to her for the sake of the young. Even female animals, such as she-bears, which rear their brood without the father’s aid, rely on the male genes: with faith, the females choose the strongest male bears as mates. The father’s genes are important because having stronger cubs means that momma bear needs to do less work to keep her cubs alive.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her world shrinks because it is a danger either to be in certain places where or to do certain things which a non-pregnant woman has no fear. The same is true for a mother with young. Meaning, men are to go into those dangerous places for any needed supplies for a pregnant or nursing female.
Also, consider maternity leave, when a woman departs from work so that she may take care of her newborn. At such a time, and generally speaking, the man is needed to work to provide what a woman is not able to provide for herself. For these and other reasons, mating females hone their faith to determine which male will, in future, bring to her the most. Females are designed to be self-interested so that, their needs fulfilled, they can more devote themselves to their young selflessly.
Returning to the young bride, if her husband did not truly love her because he cared more for his egotistical self-image than he did for her safety, she, perhaps, and maybe at a subconscious level only, thought that she was mistaken to have entrusted her faith in him. So, when such thoughts start racing through a young bride’s mind, the best thing to do, surely, is to run to the safety of home. (With that said, I offer prayers to God that that young man recognizes his error, and with a heartfelt apology to his wife, makes her some sort of promise to never again allow his ego to get the better of him to her detriment.)