Becky - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
Well, the old "I'd rather go to jail for spanking my kids than for them to go because I didn't" certainly went around in my friends list. I got highly annoyed every time I saw it. Now there's one that says something like "Those who love their children care enough to discipline them." Well now, I agree with that statement, but I know how they really mean it because there is a picture of a gavel beside it and its from a Bible site stating the Proverbs rod verse as its backup. Good grief!
Can anyone tell me why we are to look for Proverbs for childrearing advice, but we don't need to adhere to Deuteronomy (21:18) or any of the Old Testament teachings that we no longer find suitable for that matter? I haven't seen anyone take their kid out for a good stoning, although that is certainly Biblical. Are Christians followers of Christ or Solomon, because I do believe Christ taught patience and gentleness and love! Slow to anger and do unto others and all that. One of these days, I'm going to get enough guts to confront one of these "biblical spankers." Until then, I'm going to go create my own likeys.