He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.
Everyone has someone to honor.
And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; “I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 11:3
Head coverings relate to glory.
Women specifically, in a way that men cannot, image God as helper. God is called our helper throughout the scriptures. The woman is given the privilege of imaging God in this way.
Thistleton writes, “Glory denotes a sign of honor. God’s glory is the manifestation of His attributes.” He goes on to list the attributes that man manifests, including mercy, love, and self-giving.
Our purpose is to glorify God. May we examine our behaviors to maximize His glory.
Different “heads” doesn’t mean inequality.
Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the LORD.
1 Corinthians 11:11
We need each other. We need each other’s gifts. We need each other’s imaging of God. We need each other’s perspective. God made it that way.