A Wife Who Refuses to Do the Dishes Should be Brought Before the Elders of the Church

But how does federal headship work in messier situations? […] If, for example, the problem is one of poor housekeeping, he should require something very simple, i.e., that the dishes be done after every meal before anything else is done. […] If she complies, he must move up one step, now requiring that another of her duties be done. If she continues to rebel after patient effort, he should at some point call the elders of the church and ask them for a pastoral visit.Douglas Wilson, Federal Husband (p. 28).