Category Archives: Submission

Complementarian marriage: Egalitarian marriage with a veneer of headship.

In order to understand complementarian marriage, you have to start by tossing out everything the Bible says about marriage roles and begin with a foundation of egalitarian marriage.  Then add back a thin veneer of headship, focusing on headship sounding … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Dr. Wayne Grudem, Feminists, Headship, Rebellion, Servant Leader, Submission, The Real Feminists, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 84 Comments

Sarah was a doormat by Complementarian standards, as are her daughters.

At the core of Dr. Wayne Grudem’s theology of marriage is a table he frequently uses to describe the sins of husbands and wives: Aside from the implicit claim that headship and submission shouldn’t be offensive to our feminist sensibilities, … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Dr. Wayne Grudem, Mary Kassian, Moxie, Submission, Turning a blind eye | 109 Comments

She brings a perspective you cannot bring.

Jen Wilkin explains that male pastors need women to preach to women because: She holds an authority you cannot hold. She brings a perspective you cannot bring.  I wrote about the authority question yesterday, but it is worth reiterating that … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Domestic Violence, Feminists, Headship, Jen Wilkin, Mary Kassian, Rationalization Hamster, Rebellion, Sheila Gregoire, Submission, The Gospel Coalition, You can't make this stuff up | 44 Comments

She holds an authority you cannot hold.

As I noted in my last post, complementarians have jumped from deciding that women are not forbidden to preach to women, to believing that women must be taught by other women.  While the first change was accepted under very dubious … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 29, Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Dennis Rainey, FamilyLife, Jen Wilkin, Marriage, Mary Kassian, New Morality, Pastor Matt Chandler, Rebellion, Social Justice Warriors, Submission, The Gospel Coalition, Tim and Kathy Keller, Ugly Feminists | 111 Comments

The cause of feminist resentment.

The complementarian movement has long implied that the reason women feel the temptation for feminist envy and rebellion is that men aren’t loving enough.  Feminist rebellion is seen not as a sin of women, but as proof of sin by … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 29, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Dr. John Piper, Envy, Mary Kassian, Pastor Matt Chandler, Rebellion, Submission, The Gospel Coalition, Turning a blind eye | 92 Comments