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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)

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The Knight in Shining Armor – Day 25



1. the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms.

Every girl, at one time or another, has dreamed of their knight in shining armor. He’s one who protects them, honors them, takes care of them, and loves them. He’s a man who is faithful, charitable, just, wise, prudent, temperate, resolute, truthful, diligent, hopeful, and brave. He loves his God, his family, and his friends.

To some extent there’s never going to be a man who will live up to these kinds of standards perfectly. But as men we have a responsibility to be these kinds of men. Maybe we won’t swing a sword and rescue our woman. But that’s really not what life’s about. It’s about dying to ourselves in the small things that allow us to become the man who will be able to die for others.

When a man doesn’t hold the door for a lady or pull a chair out, he’s dishonoring women. I find it ironic that there are women today who see men honoring them to be a dishonorable thing to themselves. The relationship of men and women is complimentary. For one to say that they wish to be the same as another is foolishness. A team is built of different players with different gifts. God has gifted men and women differently. A man and a woman separately can’t do half as much as they can together.

However, in a team all the teammates must work together. And so it comes down to the fact that a man must be chivalrous. He must be willing to give up his laziness, selfishness, etc. The same goes for the ladies out there.

I believe, as we strive to be chivalrous, marriages and relationships will blossom. Romance will become something that is long lasting. In our culture we see romantic love as something that we read about in romance novels and watch in chick-flicks. It promises more then it delivers especially in regards to permanence. I think it’s because we perceive romance as something spontaneous, something that does not demand work. In reality, the very essence of romance is commitment. This is where chivalry proves to be a significant part of romance. In marriage, this is the very place that the virtues of chivalry are tested and manliness is proved.

Let’s go out and prove ourselves to be men. (Not just banging trees with our fists. 🙂 )

Picture of the day: (Yes, I’m still wearing that hoodie.. And no, nobody’s behind the camera.)