Complementarianism

Does the Bible Tell Husbands to Submit to Their Wives? Plus an Update on Dallas Jenkins
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Does the Bible Tell Husbands to Submit to Their Wives? Plus an Update on Dallas Jenkins

Should husbands submit to their wives? I recently shared reasons why some women no longer believe in the idea of wife-only submission. Wife-only submission is a relationship dynamic where the husband does not submit to his wife but instead “takes on a leadership role” but the wife submits to the husband. The post resonated with…

15 Reasons Why Women Stop Believing in Wife-Only Submission
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15 Reasons Why Women Stop Believing in Wife-Only Submission

Recently, on Facebook, I shared my experience with wife-only submission and why my husband and I changed our minds. I used to believe in women-only submission, and I thought it was a universal Christian practice that women submit to their husbands. In our marriage, though, my husband and I practiced partnership. While chatting/supporting other couples,…

Does the Complementarian Marriage Model Contradict Itself?
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Does the Complementarian Marriage Model Contradict Itself?

Imagine sitting through lectures, receiving critical education, and the only way to pass the class is by not following the core principles being taught.   In the real world, how long would that subject be taught its current form?   The self-contradiction within a complementarian marriage is that a marriage is only good when couples don’t follow…

8 Toxic Beliefs Keeping Christian Women Trapped in Bad Marriages
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8 Toxic Beliefs Keeping Christian Women Trapped in Bad Marriages

What type of “teachings” keep women stuck in bad marriages? I dare to say the ones with “virtue” written all over them. The ones with an appearance of goodness. The biggest offenders are the ones allowing the majority to continue feeling good about themselves and their belief systems. They leave everyone feeling communal and happy,…

Dear Pastor, You Can Keep Your Abusive Theology But Here’s What Might Happen
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Dear Pastor, You Can Keep Your Abusive Theology But Here’s What Might Happen

Anyone else wonders what would happen if women (and men!) came to their own, pushed back against abusive theology and lived out the authentic Christ-centered gospel? I think some churches would empty out. What saddens me about spiritual manipulation, control, and awful theology is how the path to health and wholeness is labeled harmful. Those…

Christianity, Colonialism and The Disempowerment of Women By the Church
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Christianity, Colonialism and The Disempowerment of Women By the Church

I’m just wondering why some Christians spend so much time disempowering women. Why is it so important that women are small and men are big? Bookmark the thought: I’m from the Kikuyu tribe, one of the 42 main tribes of Kenya. As a tribe, we have an origin story (close to the Judeo-Christian of Adam…