“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21).
Ask the average Christian what he thinks of when he hears the word “submission” and generally the response will have something to do with marriage-particularly the attitude and actions that a wife should have toward her husband. One reason for this, of course, is that the Bible does refer to wifely submission. On three occasions, Paul exhorts wives to “submit to your husbands” (Ephesians 5:22; Colossians.3:18; Titus 2:5). Peter does the same in his first epistle (1 Peter 3:1).