Yesterday on the podcast we looked at the metaanalysis about spanking, and talked about gentle parenting.

That metaanalysis of 160,000 children found that spanking was either neutral or negative, but not positive. Like if you parent well in other areas, you can blunt negative effects, but spanking on the whole is a negative thing. And we had Wendy Snyder on to talk about parenting that connects.

And all of this was yesterday. It’s not like we talk about spanking very often. I’ve done so maybe a handful times since I started this blog in 2008.

Which is why I thought it was really funny (ironic?) that the day that that podcast launched, Matt Chandler, megachurch pastor of The Village Church and head of the Acts 29 network, was on the Focus on the Family broadcast making a joke about whipping his kids.

(It’s just after the 15:11 mark):

Anyway, I know it was a joke, but watch how the four men in the room are really laughing about whipping your kids when they don’t want to sit still for family devotions.

I wonder if we can get to the point where we don’t laugh about whipping kids anymore?


A bunch of podcasts I’ve been on recently!

I record about 5 or 6 of OTHER people’s podcasts a week, and I don’t always get the chance to share them! So here are just a few that have launched lately:

Join me on Instagram as I talk modesty and yoga pants!

I try to jump on Instagram when I feel like it and I have a moment (it’s never really planned; if it had to be planned I’d never do it and I’d hate it because I’d feel the pressure and I have enough of that already!) and answer some questions.

Lately it was on modesty, so have a listen! There’s a part 2 that’s in my Instagram video feed as well.

Finally, I’ll just leave you with praise for The Good Guy’s Guide to Great Sex!

This was nice to read…

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And let's make these the go-to wedding shower gifts!

What do you think? Should we be joking about spanking? Do you have any favorite podcasts I’ve been on (other than Bare Marriage of course!) Let’s talk in the comments!

Sheila Wray Gregoire

Sheila Wray Gregoire

Founder of To Love, Honor and Vacuum

Sheila is determined to help Christians find BIBLICAL, HEALTHY, EVIDENCE-BASED help for their marriage. And in doing so, she's turning the evangelical world on its head, challenging many of the toxic teachings, especially in her newest book The Great Sex Rescue. She’s an award-winning author of 8 books and a sought-after speaker. With her humorous, no-nonsense approach, Sheila works with her husband Keith and daughter Rebecca to create podcasts and courses to help couples find true intimacy. Plus she knits. All the time. ENTJ, straight 8

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