For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Some men have used this passage to justify controlling, dysfunctional and abusive behaviour. They argue that women should obey without question, regardless of the demand or request because the Bible supports this.
Ask him for favors when you know he is in his most relaxed state. It is why they come to our rescue when we are in need. So let him protect you, provide for you, and hold you when you are in deep sorrow. You will love him all the more for it.
The man is the king and the woman is the queen, and the sooner both parties understand their roles, the more successful that relationship will be. Ladies, no matter what a man thinks in his mind, at the end of the day you are in total control. By submitting to your man, you give him a temporary victory, boosting his ego, and making him feel better about himself as a man. Your actions will inspire and motivate him to be the best man he can be not only for you, but also for himself.
Should you be submissive to your partner in marriage? This has been a common discussion in several comment threads throughout the years here at Simple Marriage. While I personally believe in the concept of the husband is the head of the household, this is a spiritual head and a physical presence, not a lord over or king of or dominating leader. The husband is looked to for the physical protection of his family, as well as to provide an overall life direction and purpose for his family. If the man is to be the head of the household, it is done in collaboration with his wife, utilizing and incorporating her strengths for the benefit of all the family members.