[quote="chevalier, post:5, topic:200133"]
The statement suggests that the only way to keep a woman from throwing a tantrum and acting unreasonably is to concede her points. My answer to that is: ain't gonna fly. I can concede "things" (let's do X) but not points (X is Y).
This is very much my point of view.
[quote="mPR, post:11, topic:200133"]
This worries me... I mean, "wife is always right" is just a joke. Her using it as a serious argument for anything, that shows immaturity. Also, it seems you two have a disagreement on a fundamental aspect marriage, which should send red flags. (I'm not suggesting you call off the marriage, btw.)
We are presently going to monthly meetings with the priest of her parish. (Which is also to answer your next question. She is a confirmed Catholic.) By her own admission, she is a victim of the poor catechisis. Studying the faith has been an interest of mine for several years, so I have offered to teach her.
I think there's some information lacking here... is she Catholic?
[quote="agapewolf, post:8, topic:200133"]
The word Love means to will the best for another. Love is a decision, an act of the will. The best for the other is heaven.
The word submission is "under the mission of"
This is exactly the kind of info. which I set up this thread for. Thanks. :thumbsup: What would be my way of using this info. would be to bring it to her attention (I have already referred her the passage I cited in the OP). I would then encourage discussion on our various styles for doing this. She also has an excellent priest and deacon in her parish. I would suggest we get feedback from them also.
The wife is asked to be under the mission of the husband, which is to allow him to love her.
I've thought that some of the struggles of marriage involve working out how to do this. Just my $0.02 on that one.
So, I think that if the argument is so severe that the husband has to pull the "head of household card" in order to get his way, maybe its not worth putting his foot down over it.
I am willing to concede actions (what movie to watch, menu for dinner, etc). I'm not willing to concede a statement on what the Church teaches (unless she shows me a passage out of the Catechism, etc. showing me wrong).