Matthew Cobb noticed a “tweet” (oy, do I hate that word!) from Tom Holland, to wit:
Well, that’s provocative. Checking it out, Matthew and I found the Christian Domestic Discipline website, and it’seven worse than you can imagine. At first I thought it was a joke, but it appears to be serious. You can find gems like this:
This website is intended to be a haven for those practicing Consensual Christian Domestic Discipline, and for those who ernestly wish to learn about Christian Domestic Discipline.
What is Christian Domestic Discipline?
In order to describe to you what is Christian Domestic Discipline, I’d first like to start with what it is not.
Christian Domestic Discipline is not domestic violence. Neither is it abuse. It is an arrangement between two adults who share the belief that the husband is the head of the household and with that position comes the right to enforce his authority.
Christian Domestic Discipline is not BDSM. It is not a game. While we do not deny its sometimes erotic nature, it is ultimately not for erotic purposes. It is often much different than the domestic discipline you will find outside of the Christian faith.
A Christian Domestic Discipline marriage is set up according to the guidelines set forth in the Holy Bible, meaning the husband has authority over his wife within the bounds of God’s Word and enforces that authority, if need be, through discipline including but not limited to spanking. He uses his authority to keep peace and order in his home, protect his marriage, and help his wife mature in her Christian walk.
In a true Christian Domestic Discipline marriage, discipline is tempered with the knowledge that the husband must answer to God for his actions and decisions in his position of authority.
(This website is not intended to offend anyone. If the subject of wife spanking offends, please just click the little “x” at the top of the page to exit.)
Yes, it’s about wife-
beating “spanking,” physical abuse sanctioned and sanctified by the Holy Bible. The site is replete with gems like the following. At first I thought they must have all been written by men, but women are authors, too!
So what am I getting at? I am saying that you as a man will get all kinds of mixed signals from a woman. It’s not that she means to confuse you. She is probably confused herself. She has desires and wants of her own (and our modern culture has certainly taught her that she’ll only be happy if she can manage to meet those desires), but her created nature is never fully satisfied outside of the role for which she was created.
That is why a woman will say she wants a Prince Charming, only to run off with the first Black Knight that comes her way. She doesn’t understand it is her created nature that is causing the attraction to jerks. She doesn’t really want a jerk. What she senses in the jerk is simply masculinity in its darkest form. Her created nature can trick her into believing the jerk can provide just what she needs (until he beats her or goes out on her or otherwise mistreats her).
In reality, what she needs is a hero. Not a suave Prince Charming who brings her flowers and jumps to do her every bidding, but a Knight in Beat-up Armor who understands her needs as a woman and is self-disciplined enough to meet those needs.
Yes, a hero who understands that a woman’s needs include being upended over a knee and beat on the bum when she’s disobedient.
There are lots of lovely articles on the site, like this one from “Sir Don”:
By: Sir Don
When you discipline your wife, for either misbehavior or maintenance it is best to start slow and warm up her bottom, spanking her with less intensity and not going full force right out of the gate.
After a sufficient warm up you will be able to spank her with great intensity and a longer period of time, hence enforcing a proper punishment and the tears that are sure to flow.
Remember to take you time with the discipline, by spanking her longer you will find that the submission from her is greater than one done quick just to get it over with, By spanking her for a greater period of time also shows that you as her HOH take your responsibilities serious. . .
There is, of course, the requisite Scriptural justification; here’s a small sample:
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, so that, even if some refuse to believe and obey the word of God, they will be won over without a word, because of the behavior of the wives.
1 Peter 3:5-6 For in the same way, the holy wives of former times, whose hope was towards God, also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands; just as Sarah submissively obeyed Abraham calling him, “Lord, who owns me”; whose spiritual child you became when you
began doing what was right and were absolutely not afraid of any terror.
Proverbs 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son. But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
And there are explicit instructions about how to administer the beating, which is repeatedly distinguished from “abuse”. This is from Ned and Maria:
Her rear end and maybe ‘nearby’ is the only appropriate target. The Bible speaks of a rod to the back, but she is more sensitive and I suggest you stick with the safer spot. You want to be ultra-cautious with your treasure and not do any harm. Discipline is to be temporary – never even THINK of doing something that would give a long-term harm. That would show a lack of concern for her well-being, and she could lose respect for you. No, give her spankings to remember, and let her sit on pillows occasionally. But that’s it.
What a kindness to provide pillows!
Now I suppose this could be some twisted mixture of religion and consensual S&M, but they vehemetly deny it—while still admitting its “erotic aspects”. I think it’s just religion gone awry, as it so often does. In this case, Christianity has morphed into a form of perverted sexism, akin to fundamentalist Islam.