Disclaimer: This series of posts is written in jest. If you cannot respond to sarcasm, please don’t read any further. 😉
Step # 8 -- Never Spank Them
I know what you are going to say, “but isn’t this in the Bible?” Sure, it is, but are we really going to start taking the Bible literally? I mean, Proverbs 13:24, 22:15, 23:13, 23:14, and 29:15, couldn’t actually mean a literal “rod” right? Of course not. I mean, yes, our children need to understand that sin = pain. They need to learn that their mistakes have consequences. But I’m sure that in the 21st century, we can find a more “advanced” way to punish our children and teach them the pain that sin causes. Maybe even without causing them actual pain, huh? I don’t know what method this could be, but I’m sure there is one that will work better than what has been recorded in the Bible for millennia.