Monday, April 6, 2009

Dulce on Spanking

After Dulce commented on a post of mine and linked to this post on her blog, I could not help but share it more publicly. It is an amazing piece! I could not agree more!

The plan behind redemption is clear: God wants to reconnect with us. All of the history of the Law shows that merely punishing sin doesn't change the heart. What changes the hearts of our children is relationship. Obedience grows out of love and trust rather than a self-centered desire to avoid punishment. If children obey simply out of fear of being spanked, their motivation isn’t righteous, but only self-centered.
Dulce links to some great resources as well. 

2 comments:

Steve said...

I couldn't agree more with "Obedience grows out of love and trust" and it goes hand in hand with your post about play and involvement. I have learned as a grandparent that the most popular ones are the ones who play the most and act silly with kids. While some would think that undermines disipline, I think it strenghtens the desire to please back.

dulce de leche said...

Thank you so much! We feel so honored that you would share this. Most of all, thanks for your blog. I'm learning a lot from you, and being inspired to seek God more thanks to your words, and that is an awesome thing.

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