Okay, I lied, it’s actually three more
I have read the other threads on this, but I still have not found the specific answers I am looking for. Thanks in advance for your replies!
Wives are to submit to their husbands, but what if their husband has a really really awful idea? What if their husband says ‘I would like to mortgage the house, liquidate our savings and the kids’ college funds to pursue my career as a rock star’
What should the wife do? Now, so as to be clear here, the husband is in NO WAY unloving to his wife and children. He would lay down his life for them as Jesus did on the cross. As a matter of fact, he’s incredibly confident in his musical talent and really and truly believes that if he were to go down this path that he would be able to be a better provider for the family. He is truly doing this out of unselfish love for his family.But the wife knows he can’t play two chords and even the cats run at his singing. What should she do? (And let’s assume all of the gentle cajoling and explanations and bargaining and compromises have failed. Should she go along with it?)
What if the wife does not submit to her husband out of love for him? Husband says to wife ‘Here are our costumes for the office Halloween party’. Wife says 'Oh, honey, I threw the invitation away and it’s too late to call anyone I know, but I am CERTAIN the invitation read 'No costumes’
Husband is certain that it said to wear costumes.
Wife says ‘Okay, we’ll wear the costumes, but bring regular clothes in case we’re wrong’ and husband says 'No, no, I read the invitation. It’s a costume party. Let’s go’
Wife knows that her husband showing up at the office party dressed as Fred Flinstone would look very bad in front of his bosses.
Should she sneak regular clothes into the trunk of the car, (showing a complete lack of trust in her husband) or just go along with it and put on her Wilma Flinstone costume? I wonder, too, what kind of a wife would knowingly allow her husband, whom she loves dearly, make a complete fool of himself? I know if I were the husband here, and my wife WAS clever enough to bring regular clothes I would be so grateful that she thought of it and saved me certain embarrassment!
Let’s say the wife has planned a relaxing weekend with her sister going wine tasting. She has already paid her money for the plane ticket, the car rental and the hotel. Not only that, her sister is very excited to take this trip with her and has been looking forward to it all year. Her sister would not go on this trip alone. The husband has no problem with the wife going on the trip…until the morning of, when he says ‘I’m sick with the flu. I would much rather you stay here and care for me. Please cancel the trip with your sister.’ Should the wife cancel and care for her flu-stricken husband? Again, she offers compromises - she’ll come back early, she’ll have friends and family come in and check on him, but really, he wants her to stay home.
Should she, and most certainly cause a rift with her sister?
I’m really just trying to wrap my head around this passage and bring it into real life actual day to day situations. Thanks again for your replies!