In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, and man is not independent of woman. For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman, and all things come from God.
1 Corinthians 11:11-12 HCSB
God made us to be a family; God made us to be dependent on each other as if we were one body. God made the family to consist of Him, the man, and the woman; together as one unit with God as the Head; any other way is corrupt in the eyes of the Lord.