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"The form of the code stressing reciprocal social duties is traced to Judaism's own Oriental background, with its strong moral/ethical demand but also with a low view of woman....
The law of Patria Potestas (Latin for "Rule of the Fathers") gave a husband equally severe power over his children and slaves.
Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate".
While marriage is honored and affirmed among Christians and throughout the Bible, there is no suggestion that it is necessary for everyone.
According to this principle, there can be no moral or theological justification for permanently granting or denying status, privilege, or prerogative solely on the basis of a person's race, class, or gender.
Complementarianism prescribes a husband-headship male-led hierarchy. This view's core beliefs call for a "husband’s loving, humble headship" and "the wife’s intelligent, willing submission" to his headship.