Roy Masters from 'Adam and Eve Sindrome'
It must be understood here that people are capable of both wholesome and unwholesome needs and desires. I am speaking now only of unwholesome desires.
The lower nature must be overcome, or else it consumes the higher one, which is waiting to unfold. Sin (or guile), when it enters the soul,
supplants a holy love that a man and woman might have for one another.
Corruption replaces natural desires with a terribly destructive hunger for one another. Deep down what a woman really wants is to be loved for herself, not for her body or for the resident hell that men selfishly embrace for the sake of the continuance of their pride.
The pride of man, as it has originated through its womanmother, needs mothering to survive. It has little use for sobering goodness, simply because honesty does not help pride to survive; it does not light the evolutionary and imaginary fires of mind and body.
Innocence is not the stuff that dreams (and false confidence) are made of. Deceit excites imagination, but honesty threatens to awaken the prideful spirit to its death.
As I have already pointed out, our mortal nature has come down from an original ego falling-away from an inner ground of being. The pride in its sensuous form is nurtured by the betraying spirit of its original conversion.
Man’s confidence (belief in himself) has been altered from what it might otherwise be, founded on his faith in a God greater than himself.
Because he is wrong, he needs a woman to believe in him in order to go on believing in himself and his prideful way. Man’s soul is adapted psychologically and spiritually to depend on a woman’s pretentious affection.
"By reason of his sin a man is addicted to a woman’s love but fears what it does to him"
His insanity craves and demands support from the ancient wrong in woman. His “courage” to continue in the prideful way comes through a lying love.
From lying love comes the motivation to be more of a beast, doing wrong things and living the wrong way without guilt. But afterward the guilt appears. By reason of his sin a man is addicted to a woman’s love but fears what it does to him.
True courage springs from being right. No one can stand alone or be certain when he is wrong unless he has some kind of reassurance; that is why all insecure, weak men need a woman’s love.
The comforter of the wrong man is his god. Pride has little tolerance for innocence. Innocence sees through error and does not support it.
When, through ambition, selfishness, anger, and greed, a man loses his virtue and true courage, then in his failing, he looks for the false to sustain him. Then there ceases to be in him the spirit of true adventure that the good Lord intended.
He seeks, instead, for a different kind of confidence for a different way—for those forbidden things of power and glory. From wine, women, and song he gets the false courage to go out into the world and fight, cheat, and wrestle the goods and glory from other men.
Each man, backed by his woman’s love, becomes a bigger beast instead of a better man.