You look absolutely lovely today!
Oh wait, this post is about complementarianism, not complimentarianism ;).
Over the past several days I've mentally been drafting a post on complementarianism, but then I found that Lanier saved me the trouble with her thoughtful post on the YLCF blog. Last week the YLCF bloggers wrote a number of articles on masculinity and femininity, and I think Lanier's especially is very well done. She addresses the topic at hand quite well with far fewer words than I would ;). Here is a tidbit:
I encourage you to read her post in its entirety.
These days the striking and beautiful differences between male and female are treated as abnormalities; disfigurements on the face of an otherwise completely neutral and genderless society. Enemies of God’s design have worked tirelessly to shame these distinctions into obscurity, to the point that many growing up now have no reason to suspect that the differences have ever existed at all. It’s no wonder that the woman roused to her innate calling to be a woman is confronted with a confusing mess of conflicting messages. It grieves me to no end to consider all of the girls and young ladies out there who have been immobilized in their awakening quest towards true womanhood by the pervasive and pernicious idea that there is no such thing.
*Footnote: In a comment to her post, Lanier clarifies one of her comments - His design is a culture of men and women secure in their distinctions and incomplete without each other. Fulfilled and yet unfulfilled. She explains that she was speaking of the human race as a whole, not meaning that unmarried individuals are unfulfilled. . .