Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Statistics say that 90% or so of Americans say they spank. I used to. Yep. From 1987 (?) till 2008 I was one of them. But, something happened to me in 2008 that made me see things totally differently...

This blog started off as an idea to share some pointers with a relative who is pregnant with her 1st baby. At first I thought I had a few points to share but soon...that little note became a blog post...

One of the points in the post was to "not ever hit your kids." And, since that is such a foreign idea I thought I'd try to give her "20 reasons" why...just 20. Well. This is what it turned into. :)

Initially, I turned those "20" points into one blog post on my regular blog. Then something happened while I was in the middle of doing this that was like pouring Miracle Grow on the post and that was...a "pastor" posted a challenge on a Christian non-violent parenting facebook page for those against spanking to give him JUST ONE verse that says "not to spank your child." 

It was a ridiculous challenge that soon turned even more ridiculous once everyone started offering reasons and the "pastor" kept basically taunting and mocking because there is not one verse in the Bible that says, "Thou shalt not spank thy children!" (Just as there are no specific verse telling you not to speed, text while driving, or pick your nose and put it on a stranger's dinner plate at a restaurant...some things don't need specific verses to tell you to or not to do them!)

As I found this "pastor's" attitude (Prov. 18:2) enraging my mind kept coming up with verse after verse...reason after reason...that would tell a thinking person that God does not want us to hit our children the "20 reasons" blog post kept growing and growing!!!

(And, #126 explains why people like this pastor are another evidence that spanking is detrimental!!)

Soon, it was becoming too hard to keep track of. And, this blog site must not be used to 15,000 word posts because whenever I'd add to it and "update" it it would do crazy funky things with the formatting. Like I was giving poor Blogspot an anyuerism or something!

SO! I made that one post into its own blog...and here you are. :) 

The points are all divided up into 20 point portions accessible thru the tabs above. 

If you are someone like the "pastor" I mentioned above...who sneers at the worldly liberal idea of not spanking...I challenge you! I understand how you feel because I once believed exactly the same way! So, I challenge you, as I "challenged myself" that if you are a true lover of truth and of Jesus...to read every reason I pose here. You may think some are a stretch, but, before you say, "Yeah, but!" about one reason...read them all. Read all of them. 

If you read all of the reasons and still think that those 5 verses in the Old Testament mean we're to hit our children with wooden spoons in the name of God...there is nothing left for me to say and I am sorry... 

But, if you are a true lover of truth...you will come away from these reasons troubled and you will not feel the same as you do right now...

And, while a lot of these reasons can be applied to anyone who is questioning the practice, since I am a Christian, this blog and most of the reasons are aimed primarily at Christians who think The Prince of Peace who died for us wants us to strike our children...

1 John 4
"By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

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On a technical note...I am in a constant battle with the formatting. When I alter a post it randomly adds spaces and large text where it should not be. I'm working on it!!!

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