Marriage Requires Submission - This encouragement was inspired by Ephesians 5:21. It is very important that Christian husbands and Christian wives submit to one another, not out of obligation, but rather reverence for Christ. Our devotion to God should overflow into our other relationships, especially marriage. If you truly love your spouse, you should have no hesitation to submit to one another. Submission is not a sign of weakness, submission is a sign of respect!