I did not have to join a religious order to practice submission. But I did have to make a commitment to some fellow disciples to meet and be open to their input and challenges into my life. Practicing submission is a simple as making myself accountable to a couple of fellow disciples. They will ask me and care about my struggles and remind me of His grace. The better my brothers know me, the more I have confessed to them, the easier it will be for them to remind me that I am straying from the path that honors God. Then I can submit to that counsel and turn back to my Lord.