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How much authority does a father have over his wife and children?

Some people might claim that a wife must do what her husband says in every situation and they will site the Bible as it being the Divine order of things.

It does seem that the Bible gives authority to fathers over their wives and children but to what extent? What does the Bible say about the father's authority over the wife and the children?