As long as man sees woman as a desirable body only, false perception is stabilized. Woman in her yearning for acceptance and love complies with man's request and focuses on the beauty of her body, on things of youth, to lure man into union. But as we heard, the union of two disunited individuals does not make a union. The union must first occur within each one of them with their own SELF. Then the outer, the body, will be eternally youthful, for it is but the mirror of the SELF as it perceives itself.
The union resulting from the merging of such two becomes the ecstasy of the soul. For God embraces God. As long as man invalidates his other half, as long as woman invalidates herself, union cannot occur. The same holds true in man puts woman on a pedestal or woman sees in man the 'enemy', as the one enslaving her. Both must learn to see each other's innocence and this starts with one's SELF.
Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 152
Contributed by: Nara-Narayana