Wives should not attempt to dominate their husbands, nor husbands their wives.(Universal House of Justice, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p.
453) Bahá’í marriage is the commitment of the two parties one to the other, and their mutual attachment of mind and heart.
But the spring passes, and then comes the summer, in which the promise of the spring is fulfilled; the spring blossoms ripen into fruit, and the fields are covered with yellow grain; the result of the new life of the spring is manifested.
All nature is clad in fresh green, the grass springs up, the leaves bud, and the trees are covered with blossoms.This eternal bond should be made secure by a firm covenant, and the intention should be to foster harmony, fellowship and unity and to attain everlasting life.(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers, p.103) Bahá’u’lláh also stressed the importance of consultation.377) And when He desired to manifest grace and beneficence to men, and to set the world in order, He revealed observances and created laws; among them He established the law of marriage, made it as a fortress for well-being and salvation, and enjoined it upon us in that which was sent down out of the heaven of sanctity in His Most Holy Book.(Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í Prayers, p.104) As for the question regarding marriage under the Law of God: first thou must choose one who is pleasing to thee, and then the matter is subject to the consent of father and mother.