“God calls the man to love by sacrificing his immediate desires for those of her overall well-being and happiness. He calls the woman to submit her more immediate desires to his overall well-being and happiness. They are like two people running to get out of the rain and arriving together at the door. ‘You first.’ ‘No, you first.’”
“There is also a complementary way we submit to one another. In a marriage of two equals, the way a husband shows his reverent submission to Christ is in submitting to the burden of leadership. The way a wife shows here reverent submission to Christ is in respecting her husband’s obligation to lead and submitting to it in spite of his weakness and inadequacies.”
“Our part, as men in this, is to serve and sacrifice, not swagger and sound off.”
Doing Things Right In Matters of the Heart 13
Chapter 13 of Doing Things Right In Matters of the Heart by John Ensor is "He Loves By Sacrificing...She, By Submitting." The chapter focuses on the primary responsibilities of husbands and wifes to each other--husbands loving by sacrificing for their wives and wives submitting to their husbands.