• Is It OK For A Christian Husband to Gently Beat His Wife?

    April 2, 2009 12:42 pm 225 comments

    Over the last several weeks, some ‘concerned’ readers sent sporadic emails to our intern staff about a column where we discussed the tendency of wives to get a bit loquacious at inappropriate moments, and how a good husband may go about politely handling a sassy woman.

    I forwarded the following suggestion to the community:

    “…sometimes in marriage the grave and solemn responsibility to politely tell the wife to be quiet and stay in her place falls upon every husband.

    Being fickle and temperamental, women do not always respond to gentle words so at times a swift, backhanded slap across the face must be applied to them. This usually gets their attention and sets order straight.”

    Now, I expressed the seriousness of such a situation and indicated that when cause arises, where a man must put an uppity feminist acting wife in her place, that the actions should be loving, kind and swift; much like the wrath of God when he warns you to stop sinning.

    Unfortunately, some liberals out there got the wrong idea and suggested that I promoted some form of sot-ridden domestic abuse, one even having the audacity to suggest I’m ‘a drunk barbarian hick masquerading under the guise of educated morality’.

    There is nothing drunk or barbaric about God’s law.

    1 Corinthians 11:8 – 9
    8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
    9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

    1 Corinthians 14:34 – 35
    34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.
    35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

    A man’s home is his holy sanctuary, as is his body, and therefore it is a man’s responsibility to ensure God’s law reigns supreme in his home and marriage.

    Now do not get me wrong. God or the Bible does not condone beating a wife to the point that she is hurt. That is just wrong, sick and immoral. Men should love a wife as he loves his own body, lest a man be struck down by the mighty hand of God himself.

    What cannot be overlooked is the fact that woman was given to man, as a gift from God. This gift is personalized via marriage.

    A woman may only leave her husband if he cheats on her or abandons her, and anything else is subject to scrutiny; this includes giving your wife a loving tap on the cheek when she gets out of line.

    There is a level of discernment one must use. The Redcoats over in Britain, who have a penchant for the dramatic, hired Hollywood actress Keira Knightley to show the wrong way for a husband to treat a wife. Let us take a look.

    Now that is immoral and even if your wife cheats on you, which if this was a few hundred years ago I would personally help you stone her to death for, this day and age you just do not beat a woman like that. It is sick.

    Instead, you just give them…a little Godly tap on the cheek. A reminder of who is in charge and that your wrath can be great, but for your loved one you show warning in your mercy.

    Coincidentally, Sir Sean Connery understands this concept and explained it in an interview with Barbara Walters.

    Hopefully this clears up everything for you inquisitive readers out there. Until next time, take care of yourself and each other.

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