There seems to be reason to pull this into its own thread. I'll give my take on it and then let y'all run with it. When you love someone, you want to do what is best for him or her, over and above, perhaps, what you yourself would prefer doing in other circumstances. That's submission. When you love someone, you want to please them whenever possible, even if pleasing them causes you a bit of discomfort. That's submission. It is a gift a husband and wife give to each other. Because of love. I have learned to be extremely careful about voicing any "I would love...." to Barry, because he will move heaven and earth to fulfill it! And I will pay close attention to him to see what I can do to help him in any way I can, or cause a smile or a laugh or even a thank-you. What happens when we disagree about something? He has 51% voting stock in this company that is called 'us'. And that is also submission. It's a gift I don't mind giving at all, in part simply because I love him and in part because I know he loves God. So I know Who he checked in with first!