Why Christians support spanking is not that difficult to figure out: The Bible endorses it as a valid method of child discipline, yet without suggesting abuse.
If we are not receiving God's correction or chastisement, we should be concerned! God's chastening is what He uses to sanctify His spiritual children.
Martin Collins, recounting a story about how he used reverse psychology on his daughter to get her to eat green beans, focuses on Hebrews 12 and the admonition to endure chastening and discipline from our Heavenly Father in order to ultimately attain holin. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, continuing his series on child rearing principles, commences by focusing on the history of child rearing in America, beginning with the patriarchal dominance of the Victorian era through the watershed period of World War I, ushering in . . .
Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.
Of the various approaches to discipline, spanking is really the only method endorsed by the Bible. Properly administered, spanking smarts but leaves no bruises.
John 15:2 may seem to say that the Vinedresser cuts off every barren branch, but the Greek behind "takes away" shows something else. Here is what God does.
Richard Ritenbaugh warns that much of our judgment hinges on what we do with our families. After concluding the role of the father, examining the continuous process of instructing, correcting, and chastening children, with the ultimate objective of prepari. . .
Satan is our number one enemy, and his child-rearing methods, currently used by the world's cultures, threaten to destroy our families. God's principles of child-rearing are based on unselfish, other-directed love—the goal and aim of child- rearing. . . .
John Ritenbaugh maintains that each Christian continually carries the instrument of his death, namely the carnal mind with its learned and reinforced habits. If we, as Christian parents could shape and mold the minds of our children early, we could inocula. . .
Parents need to teach their children to consider the long-range consequences of current behaviors, chastening and disciplining them while there is hope.
John Ritenbaugh emphasizes that God's main focus today is on the development of spiritual Israel, as the "apple [or mirror] of His eye." God initiated this special contact and remains intensively involved, actively directing and guiding this rela. . .
Dishonoring one's parents is a serious abomination, considered a capital offense by God. Fathers must be worthy of honor, teaching their children to honor God.
Mark Schindler, reflecting that 40 is the number of trial and, coincidentally, the number of his and Nancy's anniversary, ruminates about the early days when he asked his future father-in-law's permission to marry his daughter. Forty years constituted the . . .
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