What does it look like to live in a Christ-centered home committed to shared leadership and mutual submission, instead of gender hierarchies? I’m looking for guest posts on this topic, especially personal stories about how mutuality has played out (or not) in your relationships. Marriage is the focus, but I’d love some dating and engagement stories as well.
Some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
-What are the benefits of mutual relationships, the victories and joys you have experienced? How have you struggled?
-If you moved from a hierarchical model to a mutual one, what was the catalyst for that change, and what was the transition like? What have you gained? Lost? Learned about God/yourself/your partner/others?
-How do you respond to the common arguments against non-hierarchical relationships? (Example: every relationship needs a “tie breaker,” men need respect and women need love, etc.) Have those ever been an issue in your relationship, and if so, how have you dealt with them?
-If you could tell your son/daughter/mother/step-father/pastor/friend/abused sister one thing about the importance of mutual relationships, what would it be?
I’m not finicky about the length of the post (although 500-1000 words is usually the most readable), and if you’ve already written on this topic, I’d be happy to repost it. You’ll get all sorts of linky love, of course, and I’d love to promote your books/ministry/services in your bio. If you have a story to share, email me at email@example.com