‘Spanking for Jesus’ movement lets God-fearing husbands feel good about punishing their wives

    By Eric W Dolan | 19 June 2013
    Raw Story

    What happens when you combine Fifty Shades of Grey with fundamentalist Christianity? “Spanking for Jesus” — or a movement known as Christian Domestic Discipline. The alternative lifestyle fell into the media spotlight on Wednesday thanks to The Daily Beast and Jezebel.

    Both publications detailed the household arrangement, in which men dominate women using divinely-approved spankings. It sounds like a crude parody, but The Daily Beast estimates that thousands of couples have actually embraced the Christian Domestic Discipline way of life.

    Two websites devoted to Christian Domestic Discipline both emphasize the absolute power of a husband over his wife, a situation that is purportedly supported by biblical teachings.

    ChristianDomesticDiscipline.net defines the unusual relationship as a marriage “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.”

    ChristianDomesticDiscipline.com, on the other hand, defines the relationship as “simply a traditional, male-led, Christian marriage” in which “one partner is given authority over the other, and has the means to back up that authority, usually by spanking.”

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    1. Great strides have been made in Senegal and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa by TOSTAN, an NGO, in promoting the abandonment of female genital cutting, which ranks with foot binding in China, as a barbarian practice which grew apparently from the dangerous fact that males have for centuries exercised undue control and dominance over women, greatly abetted by the monotheistic major religions.

      Amazing that the spanking phenomenon has surfaced at all here, but again it demonstrates the problem which these religions can't shake.

      Antedote? Read Christopher Hitchens book "God is not great" or Riane Eisler's "Chalice and the Blade"

    2. It's a wonderful concept and I hope it spreads like wildfire. My husband has led our marriage from the beginning. We've been married for 13 years and I've been spanked routinely from the very beginning. The spankings range from: maintenance spankings (done usually on a weekly basis to remind me to adhere to the rules, punishment spankings ( used for when I break the rules, which can range from medium to hard in intensity), stress relief spankings (which allow me to release pent up frustrations and anxiety). We always talk things through first but my husband always has the final say on everything. We almost never have any arguments. I'm glad my husband loves me enough to take the time to guide me to be a better wife.

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