He who finds a wife has found happiness And has won the favor of Hashem. (SONG OF SONGS 18:22)
God wants man to find a wife who will serve as his partner in life. When he does, Hashem will bless that union, as it fulfils His will. The Hebrew word for ‘man’ is ‘eesh’ (איש), and the word for ‘woman’ is ‘eeshah’ (אשה). The two words share two out of three Hebrew letters, א and ש. The other two letters, י and ה, spell one of the names of God. The Sages (Sotah 17a) teach that when man and woman unite in marriage and work together, the presence of the Lord resides with them.