If you're saying that v. 21 does not include husbands submitting to wives ("be subject to one another") then I have to stop you right there and disagree strongly with you. There is no misinterpretation in including husbands submitting to wives in areas non-spiritual but in which she possesses greater gifting and talent than does he. Straw man argument. One cannot use the Revelation passage to "prove" the Ephesians passage to be like it. Their structure in the Greek is completely different, and therefore not at all alike as they appear to be in English. And again, v. 21 is not irrelevant to the following passages, and in fact, follows Paul's pattern of repeating key words when he is tying thoughts together. The words "subject" and "submit" in English are both translated from the same Greek word, hupotasso. In the context of both vv. 21 and 22, the meaning is to yield to admonition or advice. In the comparison of man's responsibility to Christ's for the church, Paul establishes the spiritual aspect of v. 22. In v. 21, he is establishing the day to day responsibilities of Christians to one another in helping each stay on track. One cannot legitimately exclude the marital relationship from that aspect of Christian life without raising serious questions about the merits of the following passage. If the marital relationship is excluded in the v. 21 instruction -- and it can't legitimately be excluded because of the marital relationship being the follow-up subject to Christian interaction in day-to-day lfie -- then the exclusion of other Christian relationships is also left on the table relative to that verse, and you would leave no available challenge to any argument that would attempt to exclude those instructions to help others remain focused on Christ in other Christian relationships. An you make the primary gaff in exegeting these passages that everyone else makes: Assuming "submission" and "obedience" are synonymous. They are not. There is nothing secret about it. He most assuredly is saying exactly that, but again, not in the spiritual sense, but in the day-to-day activities that occur in all Christian relationships. What a ridiculous leap to a conclusion! Are children mature and included in the instructions about submission in the rest of the passage? Another straw man, an invalid argument.