I don’t think this retraction is a matter of caving into feminist zeal, but it is a mark of recognizing that talking about male-female relationships requires biblical precision, cultural nuance, and pastoral sensitivity. The offending post did not have these. While no malicious intent was made in the original post, the language used to describe a man penetrating and colonizing his wife etc., was grossly unhelpful and needlessly offensive to many.
So I appreciate that sanity, sensitivity, and humility has shone through at the end. Jared has done the right thing.
Reminds me of a story of a young pastor talking to an older pastor:
Young Pastor: “How do I be a good pastor?”
Older Pastor: “Make good decisions!”
Young Pastor: “How do I make good decisions?”
Older Pastor: “Experience!”
Young Pastor: “How do I get experience?”
Older Pastor: “By making bad decisions!”