EyeDentist - My thoughts on the subject? You first. I promise not to flame you too badly. To be honest, her thoughts resonated with me. I think she's right, although I admit the word submissive makes me a little bit defensive. I don't believe she's supporting anything retrograde in terms of the women's movement. She's talking about what works for her and her husband. I believe the majority of women prefer to a man who is dominant in terms of being strong, and being able to protect and provide. There may be a multitude of permutations as to how this gets applied in any given relationship, division of labor, etc...but I think that principle is true and as someone else pointed out, it's fairly primal.
bpick - About the scripture, I think the "love his wife as himself" part is key. That implies a kindness, and Christlike love there. If you don't have a good man, there is always the chance that there will be some tyranny. Most of us have seen what that looks like. As they say, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Orion - I was hoping you'd chime in. I never gave Testosterone any thought at all until I started lifting. In many ways we ARE our hormones. And I like the idea of "deference" to each other, meaning mutual respect. I'd agree that because men and women are so different, there isn't going to be true equality but in a really good relationship they are two complementary parts that together make up a whole.
Mrs. Jewbacca - You had me at "not remotely a doormat."
Funny story - When I was in graduate school, I had to administer lots and lots of intelligence tests for practice. I was dating my husband at the time, and so I talked him to taking a couple of them for me. Yeah. Well, he's smarter than me. I knew that before I tested him, but now I had proof! So, I married someone who is not only bigger, stronger, but he's even smarter. How many of you would choose to do that? Apparently I didn't have a thing with him being more dominant, or I guess I did, depending on how you look at it!