Is Spanking A Child Biblical?

The Spanking Dilemma


Is spanking a child a good form of discipline?  Is spanking ever appropriate or effective?  What do you do when a child is defiant?  Many parents today, especially young parents, often ask these questions.

In their series, To Spank or Not to Spank, Focus on the Family’s Danny Huerta, MSSW, LCSW, LSSW, addresses what Americans are saying  about, and the research on spanking. 

The Bible says in Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” (NIV) So what exactly does the Bible have to say about disciplining children?  To discover some possible answers about when spanking may or many not be appropriate and the five biblical principles for spanking, read Is Spanking Biblical?

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