Biblical Marriage, complementarianism, Comptradictions, Egalitarianism

Focusing on Your Role is Not Enough

Has anyone else heard from complementarians that it's not the husband's job to make his wife submit to him, that he's just to lead with following Christ and a godly wife will follow? A godly wife will decide what submission to her husband means. The husband doesn’t tell the wife how to submit, and the… Continue reading Focusing on Your Role is Not Enough

complementarianism, Egalitarianism, Marriage Monday

Complementarian and Egalitarian: What Does It All Mean?

On Ezer Rising, we talk a lot about two words that may, or may not, be new or unfamiliar to you. Maybe you have heard them but have no clue what they actually mean. We want to clarify and define the words "Egalitarian" and "Complementarian" for you and help you understand what we mean when… Continue reading Complementarian and Egalitarian: What Does It All Mean?

Biblical Marriage, Egalitarianism, For the Men, husband, marriage, Patriarchy, Uncategorized

Equality in Marriage: An Unexpected Ramification

I’d like to talk today about one ramification of equality in marriage that may not come easily to many men coming out of a traditional gender role environment. I’ve certainly had to learn this lesson the hard way, and I’m not even going to pretend to have arrived at a state of enlightenment here – more like a daily war of attrition with laziness. I don’t want to project too much, so I’ll talk to myself here, and maybe folks can follow along if they see themselves in my monologue.