There is a certain type of woman you find in churches who is full of energy and forcefulness of personality, who insists she is right and insists on her own way. These are bossy and efficient and often like to run things. Thus they might end up running various committees that keep parishes going. In the home, they usually wear the pants in the family. Their husbands tend to be nice guys who usually just let Jane run the show as it is easier to do so than to stand up to her.
Yes, I am stereotyping. Some might even identify me as a woman like that. (But please, Lord, give me a teachable spirit and a humble and contrite heart!) So I'll tell you a secret that is explosively politically incorrect.
What women like this need is correction and not capitulation. For the sake of their eternal souls they must not get their way. Especially when it comes to matters of faith.
Sadly, when many men encounter a woman who seems pushy, they find it easier to step aside because standing one's ground might induce the fight/flight reaction and touch upon a motherlode of resentment towards powerful women. Maybe "Mom" was like this and the son has never recovered his equilibrium. Sadly, there is a lot of misogyny out there. It's easy to gloss over with a smile and some inclusive language or other sop so everyone gets along.
Getting angry is the wrong way to deal with a woman like this. Anger is no way to give correction. It only works in movies, you know, where someone finally gets fed up and tells off the main character in a huge snit, the main character thinks about it and has a change of heart. Anger usually only makes women like this think they are right because they think only their anger is righteous and anyone else's is not unless they are a victim of patriarchy or colonialism or something politically correct like that.
The only way is to stand one's ground in patience and love and not abdicate a true fatherly role with firm, gentle, patient and loving correction.
This video shows how a priest handles an example of the kind of woman I am talking about with patience, firmness and good humor.
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