Originally Posted by hogfish
Apparently there is some disagreement with the meaning of SUBMIT. What does the wife's submission to her husband mean in the context of THE NEW TESTAMENT? I specify NT because The Old Testament is pretty clear on the relationship (I think), and this is born from Bachman's response in the debate.
There is an idea that a wife must submit completely to the will of the husband, but read the fine print in the Bible.
Ephesians 5:22-23, "Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord
. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Another way of saying it would be that a wife should submit to everything that the Lord would ask her to submit to. This is not everything that a man might ask from his wife, just what is right and good.