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Tough Love – Day 37

Spanking. Not exactly politically popular.

To spank your child, on the gluteus maximus, is something highly recommended in Proverbs.

Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

I.E. The difference between love and hate.

Pretty distinctive detail.

However, the important part of this is that you love the child. Beating or spanking a child with hate or anger in your heart is evil. Hatred is not a reason to ground your child either.

I do occasionally question grounding.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

I do get that grounding is a form of punishment. And for some children, separating them from other people can be a good punishment. But for many children they would like to hole up in their rooms and hate the world.

Also, this verse brings up another good point that a child who is not disciplined will bring shame to their mothers. And, oh my is this happening now or what. Every single day I read about failing grades, suicides, cutting, killing parents, etc. Children are not being disciplined today, and we complain that children aren’t being raised in a right manner.

OPEN YOUR EYES! If you don’t love your kids and if you don’t discipline them they’re going to become a shame to their parents. Don’t be an idiot.

Proverbs 10:13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding.

Proverbs 23:13 Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

P.S. Do not kill your children doing this. Evil.

Picture of the day: (Again I failed, but I’m feeling slightly better, so hopefully I’ll have one tomorrow… <_< I'm lame)