Where is the fine line between submission and personal identity?

Where is the fine line between submission and personal identity?

Scriptural teaching does not present contradictions. God intends a woman to submit to her husband (Ephesians 5:22). God intends each believer to fully develop emotionally, socially, and mentally; He has ordained ultimate likeness to Christ for each one (Romans 8:29).

A husband whose view of his wifes submission includes squelching her personhood needs to submit his thinking to the Word of God. His headship gives him the responsibility of lovingly nurturing her toward full development of all that will give her honor at the Judgment Seat of Christ. She is a believer who has equal standing with him in Christ (Galatians 3:28).

Her submission to the leadership God entrusted to Him will not limit her functioning in life, if she were suddenly widowed.

D. Oliver