This is part of a series on partriarchy, headship, and submission. See this index.
Ephesians 5:22-33 has a chiastic structure.
A: submission and respect together refer to honor
B: head-body metaphor refers to unity, not authority
C: Christ is savior of both men and women, who are both equal members of one body:
“For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.” — 1 Corinthians 11:12
D: Wives submit—voluntarily giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, carrying a burden (see here). Husbands nourish and care (feminine traits). Both are submissive actions focusing on cooperation, carrying burdens for another, service, etc.
The primary focus of the passage is on glorification through holiness, love, and unity.