Women's Intuition and Corporal Punishment:
Did you feel intuitively that spanking/smacking your children was wrong?
Of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about feminine voices. In particular, I guess I would pin point it to deep thoughts on the subject of women’s intuition. This is because ever since I started writing about Scripture and developed my views published in my book on corporal punishment (spanking/smacking) in the Biblical context, I’ve been contacted by so many women about my work. By the way, my book is available for free. Simply write me at: email@example.com and ask for the e-book “Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy” or download it free here - http://whynottrainachild.com/2013/06/22/download-martins-book/.
One message that I’ve heard over and over again from so many different mothers was that they never felt quite right about corporal punishment. Intuitively down deep somewhere in that magical place of motherhood, there was this voice crying out to them and the voice was saying one simple word: “No!” So many of these moms contacted me and told me this story and I’ve been thinking about it of late.
So, I’ve been thinking about these voices of motherhood calling out and I’ve been struggling with this idea. I have to say that when it comes to subjects like women’s intuition, I’m for sure in unfamiliar territory. Most men don’t, I think, spend too much time thinking about women’s intuition.
So, I decided to do a bit of research. I got this survey together and I got all ready to send it out, but some small inspiration got in the way of that plan and I started to write today (July 24) because today I learned things that I didn’t know before. For sure a day of what I call “theological dot to dot.” Those magical moments when after connecting those dots together, you see something you never saw before. For me, my greatest miracles take place in libraries.
So, what did I learn? What I came to see was what I am calling them “The Feminine Voices of Scripture” in a much greater way than I ever have before. These voices are crying out to us today and they have been there all along, but I just came to see that I have not been properly listening to them. Oh yes, I had ears to hear and eyes to see, I could listen to their words in audio or read them on a page, but I never really appreciated the source, the voice, and in this case, the feminine voice. But today, I listened and heard something different.
I’ll have much more to say on this in the coming months on this blog, but now, I’d like to return to the issue of the survey I’ve developed on women’s intuition. I am sending the link and I would be really appreciative if you’d take part in this survey. This survey is seeking information from mothers so if you would like to answer it yourself, that would be great or feel free to pass it on to anyone you know who might be a mother. Thanks so much for your participation. I am really looking for an interesting result to this survey. I’ll be sharing this information soon. To take part, please follow this link: