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Complementarian theology depends on distinct roles for women and men in marriage. This article explores how, in practice, these roles mean women and men are not equal, leaving women vulnerable to spiritual abuse by men.   

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This list comprises some of CBE’s favorite books from 2020 related to women’s equality. Add these books to your 2021 reading list, and you’ll be off to an empowered and inspired year.

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A seminary student explores questions about God-given hierarchy between women and men, including what the New Testament teaches about power, domination, and status to affirm God’s intent for women’s equality with men.

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This author tells the story of how her pastor sexually harassed her and how the church’s complementarian structure worked to protect him and discredit her and other victims.

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There is no magical age at which a woman’s maturity and experience cancels out the discrimination she experiences based on her gender, so we need to talk about gender equality past the experiences of our youths.

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One woman shares a story about her everyday encounters with racism and sexism and the double bind women of color experience. She also explores how we can see one another as God’s image bearers, regardless of race or sex.

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A victim-advocate shares her own story of domestic abuse and how her church responded. She also gives tips for how churches can teach congregants to recognize gender-based abuse and release victims from their silence.

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One man’s reflections on seeing men cry and our expectations for male emotions. This article also highlights how the church reinforces these unhealthy expectations and how gender equality could free men.

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If we broaden our scope to a global and centuries-long view, it becomes clear that the church’s primary source of biblical interpretation and application has been preaching.

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Is it wrong to call God “Mother”? Can moms be a strong example of how God loves us? One writer returns to the text to find out by mining the feminine attributes for God given to the Israelites.

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