What does it mean? How would a wife submit to her husband? How would a man submit to a church? I have chosen not to submit to membership of the church as the pastor rarely if ever preaches on sin, repentance, judgment, hell, the holiness of God, justification, and such. He preaches to draw his attendance. But I have not gossiped nor caused division in the church so I have done nothing wrong. Likewise how does a wife submit to her husband? What would it look like? I know my mother submits to my father and if he did not like a church she would submit to him going elsewhere. The same with preparing tax returns, and doing just about anything else.