When religious feminists say Complementarianism or, indeed, any form of patriarchy are extra biblical tradition which not all people are “wired to fit”, they cut the foundation out from under the understanding of marriage as a man-woman conjugal union. Marriage becomes a question of personal comfort and preferences and ceases to be a matter in which we must be obedient to God’s eternal law.
I am not a Complementarian. I never have been. I agree with the feminists that it is an extra biblical creation . But I cannot agree with them that the form a marriage takes is a matter of personalities and fit. That way leads to destruction, particularly the destruction of marriage.
Marriage matters, the form a marriage takes matters because marriage isn’t just two people deciding they will probably spend the rest of their lives together. Marriage is an icon of something greater and icons teach us.
More to come.