Failure to listen: Hindsight is so easy! I had failed to listen, not just to hear but to be prepared to lean forward and pay attention and value what I was hearing! Have you missed an “option” that later has become so obviously your fault?
Discipline! What a troublesome world this is; how eager one is to avoid it, and yet, after repeated failures, there is some comfort in letting someone else take the reins for a change. Is complete submission to someone else ever a good idea?
Heresy: This was a “trickle-down” theory applied to religion. To some extent it was monastic in nature. It failed in our case. Marriage and monasteries don’t mix! Should husbands provide “leadership” in a modern family?