While I have a fairly good understanding of this concept when replying to others’ thread about wifely submission, I am having a little trouble objectively applying it to myself and my own marriage.
I know that as long as the husband is acting out of Christ like love that wives are called to sumit to his authority because he has their best interests at heart.
But when and where do you draw the line? How do you keep it from becoming an issue of power?
For example, my husband is under the impression that he should have the final say in all disagreements (major/minor and spritual/secular). As long as he is not advocating something immoral then I should always submit to his ideas and opinions.
I have a problem with this. Now I need honest feedback from all of you (bracing myself…) because I really want to know if I am letting my pride get in the way. I just think that if things are always going to be done his way then why should I have an opinion or idea of my own? I am starting to feel a little oppressed and I don’t like it one bit. I find myself not bringing up things that are really bothering me or ideas if I feel they will lead to a “discussion”. It always seems to lead to a not so charitable talk.
So I feel like I have to stuff down my views and just go with his to keep the peace. Mainly I do it for the sake of my darling little girl because marital tension is never good for kids.
I would love to hear you opinions and advice (just please try to be nice). I want to be the best example of a faithful Catholic wife to my daughter but am confused if that means that I should just let my hubby always have his way or stand up for myself:confused: .