We should get more specific terms for complementarians. For one thing, some mutualists call themselves non-hierarchal complementarians.
For another, some couples live a marriage of mutuality and equality in decision-making, but does not believe in female pastors or elders. Others believe women can preach or even be president, but wives should submit to their husbands at home.
Why would specific terms matter? For one thing, painting with a too broad brush comes close to false testimony. For another, it may be easier to influence someone on one topic if he know tho pair of you are discussing that one topic, you are not trying to bring down his entire world view. Complementarians could also, with proper labels, more easily avoid endorsing some very strange ideas of their allies. (more…)