Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ.
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord. 1
References for Ephesians 5:22
5.22 Col 3.18; 1 P 3.1.
For a husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church; and Christ is himself the Savior of the church, his body.
And so wives must submit themselves completely to their husbands just as the church submits itself to Christ.
Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. 2
References for Ephesians 5:25
5.25 Col 3.19; 1 P 3.7.
He did this to dedicate the church to God by his word, after making it clean by washing it in water,
in order to present the church to himself in all its beauty - pure and faultless, without spot or wrinkle or any other imperfection.
Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself
(None of us ever hate our own bodies. Instead, we feed them, and take care of them, just as Christ does the church;
for we are members of his body.)
As the scripture says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, and the two will become one." 3
References for Ephesians 5:31