Strengthening the Bond – Spare the rod, spoil the child!

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spank-2014In my video Strengthening the Bond, I discussed some of the challenges parents face disciplining children in our society. The bible tells us to beat (spank, whip, or hit) our children while they are young so they will understand how to respect those that are over them. Today, parents, educators, and even law enforcement do not have the authority they deserve in the minds of children that have not been disciplined properly at home. Reprimanding a child with physical punishment is the biblical way to train them up. Without spanking, children lose respect for authority and do not fully understand boundaries. It’s been proven over and over again. The people that do not believe in physical punishment with children usually do not have children and usually have no examples of children that benefit from non physical reprimands. The bible is clear:

Prov. 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

spank2n-1-webWe must obey the bible in training up our children so they will not depart from our teaching when they are older. The path to living holy and righteous before God begins with the way a child is disciplined in the home!

Prov. 23:13-14 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

The Telegraph Reports: A study found that youngsters smacked up to the age of six did better at school and were more optimistic about their lives than those never hit by their parents. They were also more likely to undertake voluntary work and keener to attend university, experts discovered.

The research, conducted in the United States, is likely to anger children’s rights campaigners who have unsuccessfully fought to ban smacking in Britain. Currently, parents are allowed by law to mete out “reasonable chastisement” on their children, providing smacking does not leave a mark or bruise. These limits were clarified in the 2004 Children’s Act. But children’s groups and MPs have argued that spanking is an outdated form of punishment that can cause long-term mental health problems.

belt“While anything more than a light tap is definitely wrong, parents should be allowed the freedom to discipline their children without the fear that they will be reported to police”  – Margaret Morrissey
Marjorie Gunnoe, professor of psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said her study showed there was insufficient evidence to deny parents the freedom to determine how their children should be punished. She said: “The claims made for not spanking children fail to hold up. They are not consistent with the data. Read More…..

dummyStrengthening the Bond is a must for all parents, teens, and leaders! With the rise in broken marriages, homes, and families, we need a reality check. Where is this going? What happens when marriage is no longer a sacred institution and the norm is for children to be born to single or same sex parents? What will happen to our education system when 90% of our youth are sexually active? What will happen to our youth if they continue to eat unhealthy foods, watch unhealthy television programming, and continue to contract STD’s at a 1 to 4 ratio? If we as a people don’t stand up now we won’t have any say in these matters later on. We must stand up NOW! G. Craige Lewis delivers a powerful message to all families and breaks down the proper structure of the home and God’s original formula for success in the home. There is no hope for our future unless we first “Strengthen the Bond” of our families! Click here to get your copy now!


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