I sort of wish you hadn’t posted that, Whitey. Because I have to respond appropriately. You live in a society where 25% of all women are on psychiatric medicine, and 40% of first marriages end in divorce. I tell men on the Web that I can tell a Mexican women from an American woman, 30 feet away by the unhappy look on the face of the American woman. So, maybe your model for society isn’t too good.
My daughter is a Christian woman. When she was still a girl, I taught her the part about submitting to her husband, which is a decision to make before marrying him, not afterword.
She is one of the happiest women I know. except three or four of her friends she has taught the same principles. By her letting him make decisions, she is eliminated the constant stress of worrying about every single detail in her life. He takes care of them for her.
Yes, if he had told her not to go, she would have stayed home. Once she satisfied him she was an experienced long distance driver, and he checked that the car was up to it, he had no objection to the trip. But, part of her safety on the trip was the preparatory actions to make sure she would be safe.
they will have been married 20 years in a few weeks. They have had the grand total of zero quarrels in those 20 years. And, she has taken work related trips to places such as Australia and Germany. In every case, she makes sure all details are good before he drops any resistance.
I am sorry to see you are afraid of your wife.