I will sometimes go back to an old post and add a link or note at the end – this is primarily for my own benefit. I wrote about a topic, and want to place a new link or note for my own future reference. (Perhaps the concept of pinterest, done in my own way?)
I want to share a specific note I added to a past post, since most will never see it. That post was entitled: The alternative to passivity is not leadership. Here is the note I added, which is brief and not intended to be a detailed explanation:
A Priscilla Papers issue (Fall 2012) gave me this thought. Complementarian and egalitarian views of marriage are generally considered opposing views, but they are not opposites!
The opposite of a complementarian marriage (male leads/woman submits) would be female leads/male submits.
And female leads/male submits is definitely not an egalitarian view of marriage!
On a line diagram, complementarian would be over to the left, egalitarian would be in the center, and female lead/male submit on the right.
An egalitarian view does not see interchangeability between man and woman in the marriage, but flexibility. Depending on things such as life circumstances and individual gifting, roles in a marriage may flex or change.