S&S Podcast 2016.27 Spanking


Here are the eight main points I covered in the podcast. If you have you questions or comments put them in the comment section. The verses I  mentioned are Proverbs 10:14, 13:21, 14:3, 22:8, 22:15, 23:13-14, 26:3, 29:15, and Hebrews 12:3-11.

First, the rod should be used when words do not work.

Second, as a general rule a rod, that is some implement should be used, not your hand.

Third, in our culture I would recommend against physical force in public.  .

Fourth, your discipline should not leave long term marks. If you are bruising your child there is a problem.

Fifth, do not spank in anger. If you are not in control of your emotions you should not discipline.

Sixth, spanking isn’t the only form of discipline, but it is often the most effective one.

Seventh, study your child to learn what type and what level of discipline works best for your child.

Eighth remember your child’s frame. If you have had them up till midnight the night before have some compassion on them. You would want the same done for you.

Ninth, repent to your children when you sin against them. As they get older acknowledge God’s rod in your life.


S&S Podcast 2016.26 Parents Exercise Authority for the Good of the Child

blue_yeti_microphone_review-1In this podcast I look at the last basic principle concerning parents and authority: Parents are not to be selfish when exercising authority, but are to do it for the sake of the child. Parents have authority. Parents are under authority. Parents exercise authority for the good of the child.

S&S Podcast 2016.25-Parents are Under Authority


The first principle we looked at was that parents have authority over their children. Does this mean a parent can do whatever they want? Are they free to raise the child however they please? Today we look at the second basic principle: parents are under authority. Parents have real authority but not ultimate authority. They are accountable to God and they need to be under the authority of other people God has put over them.

S&S Podcast 2016.22~Parenting by Faith II


Parenting 2

In this podcast I look at four signs we are parenting by faith: the centrality of God’s Word, prayer, the child’s character, and of directing our child’s faith to God and not to ourselves.

2016.Episode 18~Discipline is Love


In the podcast I explain the connection between spanking, excommunication, and capital punishment and how the failure of fathers to discipline at all levels has led to a lawless society.