Eph 5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body
The metaphor is taken from the head in the natural body, which, being the seat of reason, of wisdom, and of knowledge, and the fountain of sense and motion. God gave the man the pre-eminence and a right to direct and govern the creation, and to the wife, her desire would be for her husband to rule over her.
Peter gives instructions on how a wife in submission to her husband should handle herself, and what she can expect from the Lord in return, 1Pe 3:2-5, “2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward…4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,”
One classic example given by Peter is that of Sarah, 1Pe 3:6 “as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.” Women should follow the example of Sarah, who might be designated as the mother of those who are Abraham’s children by faith.
The lesson is this, what we are is more important than what we say. Our life is our best sermon. If we would expend as much care on the hidden man of the heart as many do on the outer, what lovely characters would result! A woman, wife who fears the Lord she shall be praised.