Once Confused, Now Complementarian
I sat wide-eyed across the table from my new friend Courtney in our college cafeteria. I had just told her I was interested in a guy who sat near me in my freshman biology class. My plan was to go to him and inform him about my interest in dating. Courtney was convincing me to think otherwise — I was confused and didn’t understand why it mattered.
She said that while I should be friendly and get to know him, I should let him take the initiative and pursue me, instead of trying to take everything into my own hands. It was the first time I had heard of such a concept. I was amazed when she began explaining to me God’s design in creating men and women gloriously equal in their dignity and purpose, but wondrously different in the roles they play.
Though I hadn’t heard anything about “complementarity”…