I couldn't agree more with you that women need spines. I can't bear the thought of being stuck with a spineless woman. I very much desire a woman of virtue, I just have no desire to discuss intellectual matters with a woman.
How would you teach the faith to your children together then?
Ok, fair enough, there are times when it is necessary for another end. I do need to know that my wife has an understanding of the faith before I marry her or allow her to speak about God with my kids. When teaching my kids the faith after they reach the age of reason, I will teach the children and my wife may sit beside me silently. How's that?
Oh ... Phew ... wiping the tears from my eyes before I begin my school day teaching my child her Catechism as well as Greek history, Algebra, Spanish, Earth Science and English. The course of study and my teaching approach having been thoroughly discussed with my husband (an intellectual conversation if ever there was one).
It's good to start one's day off with a laugh, don't you agree.
I should add, I think I nearly killed my husband with this thread last night when we had a discussion at the dinner table (my husband's crazy idea he likes intellectual conversations). When I explained our young friend's list of desirable traits in a woman he nearly choked on the leg of lamb I cooked with my own two little hands and pea sized brain.
I thank God that there are still real men in the world (like my husband and those who have participated in this thread) and not pseudo-men with their warped perceptions of the worthlessness of women.
Though I'm still waiting for our erstwhile youngster to get off his duff and read Proverbs 31 and then explain to us how his view of women fits with that ancient wisdom.