I tend not to quote Mary Kassian approvingly on this blog, but today I will.
Because complementarianism could have unhealthy influences* on relationships, Christians who cannot embrace egalitarianism should be taught to live complementarianism in a way that avoid certain traps. Traps like, for example, wives encouraging selfish (selfishness is sinful) attitudes in husbands by their willingness to comply with whatever his way of thinking in a matter is . And who better to teach that than gender hierarchy supporters (complementarians)? The people who need this message are not that likely to believe us non-endorsers of gender hierarchy. (more…)