Lost Patrol commented on Tim Willard’s ‘lending strength’ segment which is the thrust of ‘servant leadership’ in my previous post.
This a good post, with a valid prescription that will be very hard for most people to fill these days.
The feminine primary social order is so ingrained in daily life that its terminology flows with ease.
- In a partnership like marriage, it’s important to be able to pursue dreams and callings together.
- we could be partners and supporters, in chasing after our dreams
- being willing to change with each other
- She hadn’t been kind to herself in years. She needed someone who would be an example of God’s kindness to her.
It goes on in this vein. All this is femme-speak. It’s as though only women answered for the couples referenced. 50/50 partners in dreams and callings, et al.
Tim Willard describes nothing more than the human version of a good dog, always standing by to respond to the pack leader. He adds the usual disclaimer that if anything is wrong in a marriage it is because the man has drifted from God. It’s all become very predictable.
I was thinking about this last night before he made the comment, and the analogy I thought of was this:
A neutered dog.
Responsibility without authority is slavery, although it doesn’t seem to actually fit the situation exactly.
The head — the husband — stripped of his authority is neutered. Additionally, he’s just tagging along with her doing what she wants. Helping her out on her whim. He’s just her dog.
Complementarians make husbands into neutered dogs.
It’s no wonder that complementarian marriages are imploding. What wife would want to be married to a neutered dog?