When it comes to marriage, there are no hard and fast rules about what "works" -- every couple is different. But if you're Italian Catholic wife Costanza Miriano, being married means "being submissive" to your husband. In a book that's causing a storm of controversy in Spain, Miriano writes:
It's true, you're not yet an experienced cook or a perfect housewife. What's the problem if he (your husband) tells you so? Tell him that he is right, that it's true, that you will learn. On seeing your sweetness and your humility, your effort to change, this will also change him.
Err, boy. Can't imagine why that's ruffling feathers. The book, Get Married and Be Submissive, first published in Italy, advises women to "be loyal and obedient" to their husbands. It's based on the Bible's teachings of St. Paul. So that must make it okay!