“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman” (v11-12). Within this Christian context of interdependence, men and women together in the Lord, Paul was concerned that some people were not showing proper respect for the marriage relationship (husbands being “head” over their wives, v3) during worship, and this was distracting. Women had amazing freedom in church – they were prophesying, v5 – yet order and respect were important as well.
“All things are from God” (v12). Rather than being controversial or self-focused, our worship should direct attention to our Savior and Lord.