Hi Boanerges,Jesus is the Word of God and this humanistic philosopy disagrees with the Word of God- as Violet said a little spanking- nobody here is an advocate of physical abuse but the Word of God is a higher standard than the word of any man.
Hi Violet,Hello, wordtime.
I know so many Christians who spank, not beat, their children.
These children are well balanced, loved, happy and well behaved.
I raised my first 4 children alone when I was very young and I spanked them.
I believe it is all about balance.
You have to teach your children, talk to them, listen to them, love them, spend quality time with them and so on......
I was a very young mother, 21, with 4 children and everyone in church, restaurants and stores complimented me on the behavior of my children.
They were both well behaved and happy and complete strangers saw this and would come to me with their disbelief and compliments, especially for me being so young with 4 such happy, well behaved children.
We should always be careful when we take our own "likes and dislikes" and try to find someone with a supposed Biblical support for what we like.I am impressed because I have never agreed with spanking. Hoping that other Christians that share my belief will find inspiration in knowing that they can discipline their children in a positive way and leave the spanking concept where it belongs... in the past.
Hi SuzieQ9109,Even aside of what the bible says regarding child discipline, kids were better behaved when spanking was allowed in school, than they are today. I was not around back then to know but I DO know that the more liberal society is, the more unruly people become. I was spanked as a child and I admit that there were probably times when I needed it.
Hi Mark,Some could say they allowed their children to watch R rated movies and they "ended up just fine." Others could say they provided condoms to their child and they "ended up just fine." So the issue is not "ending up just fine" but what does God desire and want in the lives of our children?
Hi Violet and SuzieQ,I agree with Wordtime about the schools using corporal punishment.
They have gone overboard too many times.
I still think kids were better behaved the further we go back in time though.
But, SuzieQ, I agree with most of what you say.
I am glad we can all have this discussion with differences of opinions as "Christians"!