Complementarianism and Same-Sex Friendships – from New Life blog

Complementarianism and Same-Sex Friendships – from New Life blog

I had wanted to link to this post a couple of weeks ago, but I was unable to access this blog (the New Life blog) for over a week.

(Link): Complementarianism and Same-Sex Friendships – from New Life blog


  • Friendship is just one kind of relationship that benefits from being egalitarian. Most of us would regard a relationship of two friends as unhealthy if one person was always the leader and the other person always the “submitter”, and yet this dynamic is what complementarians teach should be the norm in Christian marriage, and in the church, with men always being in charge.


Related Posts:

(Link):   Evangelicals are Rethinking Freud, Friendship, and Sexuality by D J Brennan

(Link):  Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships

(Link):  Relationships Of Welcome, Not Fear (Re: How Sexist Christian Views Marginalize and Isolate Adult, Single Women and Maintain Other Stereotypes About Adult Singles)

(Link):  The Church Needs Men And Women To Be Friends – from The Beginning of Wisdom Blog

(Link):  Think The “Billy Graham Rule” Would Have Saved Tullian? Think Again… (Billy Graham rule has all Christians treating single adult women as though they are harlots or temptresses who cannot be trusted)

(Link): Jesus Christ was not afraid to meet alone with known Prostitutes / Steven Furtick and Elevation Church Perpetuating Anti Singles Bias – ie, Single Women are Supposedly Sexual Temptresses, All Males Can’t Control Their Sex Drives – (but this view conflicts with evangelical propaganda that married sex is great and frequent)

(Link): How the Sexual Revolution Ruined Friendship – Also: If Christians Truly Believed in Celibacy and Virginity, they would stop adhering to certain sexual and gender stereotypes that work against both

(Link):  Patriarchy tends to sexualize all male / female relationships (article via Junia Project blog)

(Link): Hey Ed Stetzer: Opposite Gender Friendships Are Not Sinful – Ed Stetzer’s Advice: “Avoid Any Hint” – More Like: Re Enforce UnBiblical Stereotypes About Men, Women, Sex, and Singles

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