God said of Adam, “It is not good for man to be alone.” Therefore, God created a ‘helper suitable for him.’ The word ‘suitable’ means ‘one perfectly matched.’ The word ‘helper’ implies that the wife is to be actively involved with her husband in ‘subduing the earth.’
This principle of cooperative endeavor applies to decision making as well as other areas of life. Why should a husband be limited to his own insights when he has a wise helper? How can a wife be a helper if she is always silent? When a husband or wife seeks to control the other, they cease to be a team. This was never God’s intention.