[quote="Chris33, post:6, topic:189671"]
em_in_fl, for the sake of clarity, the poll is not asking whether a priest is a reasonable place to obtain child rearing advice, but rather, assumes that there is a spiritual element to the issue over which the conflict is about.
Are you hoping the priest will tell your wife that you're the head of the family and that she should listen to you?
If it is your opinion that such a request would be unjust domination rather than an exercise of headship, can anyone give an example of a situation where a husband and wife may disagree and where the wife would be obliged to subject herself to the husbands perspective?
If the wife wants to sell everything they own to go for a trip around the world and the husband wants to keep the house for the kids to live in? It would make sense for the wife to listen to the husband.
But really, your language of "obliged to subject herself" is not going to fly with most women. Only if your wife believes she should be submissive to you and put her own desires and beliefs aside every time they differ from yours. If your wife doesn't think this way, you're only going to hurt your relationship by insisting that she change.
If your wife wants something ridiculous and harmful for the family. you should think of ways to make her see that that don't involve telling her you're the boss. If you're the one who wants something ridiculous and harmful, you should be the one "submitting" to her. If you have a disagreement about some neutral thing, where either way of doing things works, you need to find a way to resolve the conflict and come to some kind of a compromise.