Discipline isn’t something that you do to a child, it’s something that happens within a child. If you punish a child without the benefit of their becoming disciplined by it, you’ve merely demonstrated retribution to them, and likely confused the idea of how God can be a just Judge and a loving Father.
Published by A Response
I am married to the love of my life, and am a father to two young boys. It’s been made clear to me that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. In the pursuit for truth and meaning, I have found there is no higher calling one can aspire to than to do that which God has planned for them. When writing "response" pieces (as opposed to some personal work I post here), I seek develop content that doesn’t merely take a stance (“for” or “against”), but goes to the heart of the matter to reveal an ethic that speaks louder than opinion. Developing content for A Response gives me great satisfaction as I discern and highlight overlooked truths in situations that confront us on a daily basis.