A body that is cared for the way Jesus cares for His bride will be healthy and vibrant. It will love and serve others outside itself.
Each husband is called to live in an understanding way with his wife (1 Peter 3:7). The head must be in tune with the rest of the body. They cannot live independently. The body must be able to follow. He must be aware of the body’s needs, desires, and limitations if they are going to be effective and successful.
If a woman’s application of Scripture is limited by submission to her husband, then he, not Jesus, is the measure of her sanctification.