Complementarianism has long been noted for the damage it does to women as a result of its staunch insistence on gender hierarchy. However, this theology can also be incredibly damaging to men. To be blunt, complementarian beliefs can infantilize men. They can promote pride and ego while squashing humility and self-sacrifice. Worst of all, some adherents to complementarianism decentralize Christ as the core of male identity and in the bigger picture, human identity.
Complementarians claim that men are entitled to primacy in the church, home, and workplace by divine design. In the same breath, some complementarians accuse Christians who do not define themselves by a complementarian gender binary of failing to uphold the inerrant truth of Scripture.
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