Biblical Submission

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

5 Responses

  1. sally says:

    Complimentarians certainly do endorse slavery. Slavery for the wife within marriage.

    • While I obviously agree with you in critiquing complementarianism, I would be cautious about such strong language. I do think a lot of complementarian men seek to genuinely love their wives as Christ loved the church which means putting her needs first even if he does theoretically have veto power. Many complementarians actually live pretty much like egalitarians in practice because of this. Of course, many do not, using the command for women to submit as equivalent to men deciding everything all on their own and yes, this version is pretty much slavery. So in short, I think complementarianism opens the door to a slavery marriage – and that should be enough to at least question the framework – but it does not necessitate it.

      Thanks for the comment!

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