Yep, and if he ever gives me orders he will join the ex-husbands society. That's how we have gotten around the fundie marries liberal thing... I promise to obey his every order and he promises not to give me orders.
All things should be looked at in context--what else is said about marriage? And what was the culture? And who was the author writing to and why? The Bible also says for husbands to love their wives--to cherish them--to honor them--to love them as the weaker vessel (and by weaker vessel the words actually mean "precious, like a vase"). What is love? Love is gentle, kind, patient, compassionate, does not keep a record of wrongs, rejoices in good, not evil, is not jealous, does not boast, is not selfish, and never gives up! And if the man does not love his wife this way, that chapter also says his prayers may be hindered. So--in that context--it would be easy to submit to my husband if he is loving me like that because he has my best interests in mind, not his! So when he says, "Honey, you are working too hard, let me make dinner for you and then give you a massage," I can obey that order!