Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Thoughts from Clay Clarkson

Wanted to put this quote in here from Clay Clarkson's book "Heartfelt Discipline" (pg. 176).

"Your children are your disciples, so part of your responsibility is to model for them the character of Christ. Your children will learn what He is like from your example, and they will want to become like the Christ they see in you. Physical discipline is not a part of the biblical portrait of the Savior. There is good reason that you should find it difficult to imagine Jesus raising His hand to strike a child in punishment. It would contradict the biblical portrait of Jesus as the Loving Savior and the gentle Shepherd, laying hands on the children to bless them. But a punitive Jesus is in part, the picture you draw in your children's minds when you use physical discipline. No matter how loving your try to make it, in a day of "What Would Jesus Do?" it is hard to make the case that spanking is what Jesus would do."


  1. These are some good Christian parenting websites:

    Parenting In Jesus' Footsteps

    Arms of Love: A grace based explanation of Biblical child rearing:

    Nurturing God's Way

    Churches Network for Nonviolence

    Christian website about attachment parenting:

    This is a good, quick read recommended by professionals:

    Plain Talk About Spanking
    by Jordan Riak

  2. Thanks, PDeverit, for these. I am enjoying looking at the websites.