After an extensive research this morning, I have found it to be Biblically true that marriage is a picture of Christ and the church. Men and women are to submit to each other in love, the husband is to be the head, the leader, the one in charge, as a picture of Christ; and the wife is to support and be under the husband as a picture of the church. If you're going to go with what the Bible says, there's really no way around it . . . and really, it's pretty simple to understand.
Some good verses to see this in are Ephesians 5:21-33 and Colossians 3:18-19
This Momentary Marriageby John Piper is an excellent book showing the beautiful picture marriage was created by God to be.