Question: If a woman wants to develop spiritually and her husband prefers to remain on the corporeal level, should she give in and obey her husband and remain on that level? Is it worthwhile to maintain such a family?
Answer: I don’t think that a husband can force his wife to remain on the corporeal level only. She can bring up the kids, take care of the family, and at the same time find time for herself.
Basically, a woman knows how to do this delicately because women are well organized in this world. Men usually are not very pragmatic. They are less organized and not really compatible with life, whereas women firmly stand on two legs and are much more pragmatic.
My advice is not to force your husband to be like you, and he shouldn’t force you to be like him. If you manage to take care of the household and have a good and friendly relationship, you shouldn’t disrupt anything in the family relations.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/6/15