Becky Kopitzke is a freelance writer, speaker, singer, dreamer, lunch packer, snowman builder and recovering perfectionist. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell. That is to Charlie Alrbight, I meant. The rod scriptures are in the book of proverbs, the book of wisdom. They are very grateful. The first part of Ephesians 6:
Four Biblical Alternatives to Spanking
There are many ways to hold a child accountable and corporal punishment spanking never has to be one of them. Except on very rare occasions, a verbal rebuke or another mild form of discipline, should be sufficient. May God have mercy on our souls if our children grow up and do not view us as having characteristics similar to this father. The important principle of justification by faith is found in the Old Testament, even though it is revealed in more detail in the New Testament. You must be ready to promptly apply the same strict discipline for every single infraction. The son was punished by life, and the son was punished by suffering the consequences of his own actions and his own decisions.
Ten Alternatives to Spanking | Christian Parent
Denny Burk January 16, at 8: Instead of telling your children what to do try telling them what you are going to do or allow. Both my wife and I tired to be consistent and tried to take each situation as it happened. That section permits parent and teachers to spank without it being an illegal assault. But the wrong-headed belief that hitting children is not only a good thing but a "God thing" is rooted in poor and partial readings of the Bible, as well as ignorance about modern social science.
Find all installments from this series here. Karen Butler January 17, at 4: Four women have agreed to share with us the reasons why they chose to spank their children, or why they opted not to. This outlasting usually takes forever, but it is an effective, proven option to spanking. It is with this same respect and conviction that we offer a look at a Biblical perspective on spanking. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? We never did nose and toes to the wall in front of company, and never in public.