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. Writing from a perspective I call the “third response,” I 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.