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### People always want to know, if the man is not the head, who makes the tough decisions?

As you saw in yesterday’s post, I recently read the fantastic book,┬áReal Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together, by Mark and Grace Driscoll.

I raised the question of whether there can be two differing views on marriage. The two views are :

Complementarian. – this is taken from passages pertaining to the order of Creation (Gen. 2:21-22), curses associated with the introduction of sin (Gen. 3:16), and Ephesisan 5:22 and Colossians 3:18 which state wives must submit to husbands. This is viewed as the male being the head.

Egalitarian. – this view is rooted in a belief that male and female are created equal in the image of God (Gen. 1:27), that they are to submit one to another (Eph. 5:21), and there is an interdependency that is needed in the marriage (1 Cor. 11:11).