by Michelle Lesley from Give Me Church Ladies, Or I Die – How Can Christian Moms Raise Godly Men?
Editor’s note: Surprise, surprise, this Calvinist female cultural enforcer also believes in the same thing as Lori Alexander and Debi Pearl, beating children to make them behave. Children, both boys and girls, need the presence of a committed father figure in their lives, not just when they are hurt or have misbehaved, but all the time. If he’s only part of the child’s life to punish or make him/her ‘walk it off’ it’s not exactly going lead to a close or loving relationship.
How would you, as a Christian woman, raise a son to become a man in our modern effeminate culture? Obviously, fathers are ultimately responsible for this task (a woman can teach a boy many things, but she can’t teach him how to be a man), however, mothers do play a critical role.
There have been so many times I have been tempted to baby my boys over bumps and bruises or give them a light scolding for disobedience. It took a lot of lip biting to stand out of the way while my husband told them to walk it off or got out the paddle for correction. But husbands know better than we do what it’s like to be a little (or big) boy. Point your boys to your husband as an example, and make sure you’re not getting in the way as they relate to each other “man to man”.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.
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