“The problem I have with the complementarian reference to the Trinity in regard to gender is that it is a bad theological move to attempt—by anyone, on any side of this issue. Any strong parallels between the inner life of the Trinity and human relationships just aren’t there. For one obvious thing, the Trinity is/are three and when it comes to gender we are instead talking about two. For another, the divine Father and Son are depicted as, yes, two males, and even the biblical pronouns for the Spirit are masculine [neuter?]—even though our theology reminds us that neither God nor any of the members of the theology reminds us that neither God nor any of the members of the Godhead is actually male. Finally, it is in Genesis 1 that we encounter the introduction of the idea of human beings—male and female created in the image of God. And in this passage there is no explicit reference to the Trinity at all. Indeed, nowhere in the Bible does an author draw permanent implications from the nature of the Trinity to human relations.” Partners in Christ,96. HT to Jesus Creed