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

Posted by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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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.”

A Beginning Domestic Discipline “Beginner’s Packet” reported on by Jezebel instructs husbands on how to best manipulate their wives using psychological tricks and corporeal punishment. The manipulation tactics range from taking away privileges like “going out with friends” to bare-bottomed spankings with a wooden paddle.

Surprisingly, many women seem to willingly enter into the Domestic Discipline lifestyle and approve of it. Those involved deny the punishments are domestic abuse.

“Most of the women who write about their CDD experiences online are not complaining,” Toronto-based writer Laura Rubino, who accidentally stumbled upon the practice earlier this month, noted. “Many of them report feeling extremely calm and relaxed after being disciplined, and believe it is an expression of their husband caring about them and their marriage, enough to help them modify their behaviour.”

Experts, however, view the household arrangement as little more than the symptom of disturbed minds. Forensic psychologist Jim Alsdurf told The Daily Beast that Christian Domestic Discipline appeared to be more of an unhealthy and distorted way to fulfill a suppressed sexual desire than a religious lifestyle.


“No fool in his right mind would buy this as a legitimate way to have a relationship,” Alsdurf said. “A relationship that infantilizes a woman is one that clearly draws a more pathological group of people.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/19/spanking-for-jesus-combines-christian-fundamentalism-and-sadomasochism/

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Aestas
by Gold Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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A Beginning Domestic Discipline “Beginner’s Packet” reported on by Jezebel instructs husbands on how to best manipulate their wives using psychological tricks and corporeal punishment.

Yeah, that sounds like abuse.

desertlvn
by Silver Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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I don't understand how a woman could willingly go into a relationship like this. To want to be dominated at all times. I get the bedroom games, but not real life.

RandRMomma
by Maya on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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Well, the Bible basically says women are property and second class citizens. Not that I put much stock into what the Bible says, let alone some old loon. However, this seems fitting.
Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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It's so funny to me that these people will be the same people who will scream about the scary mooslims.

littlelamb303
by Bronze Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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they are sick people, IMO and any woman willingly going into this type of a relationship needs help.  Her self esteem is lacking.

opinionatedmom
by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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This is part of the reason I quit going to church.my dh would spank me once. Pick his ass up off the floor while I was leaving and get divorce papers the next day.
mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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This is insane. 

jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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I would let mark wahlberg spank me bare assed with a wooden spoon, but I'm not going to let him tell me what to do.
..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:49 AM
DH spanking me is limited to the bedroom...and *I* am in control of that. Anything less than control over my own self is unacceptable.
AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:57 AM
They all say this doesn't equate to abuse and the man isn't supposed to become abusive but to whom can she gi if gets out of control. She's not allowed to talk bad about him aka admit he makes mistakes and the marriage is supposed to be beyond the purview of man and only god may intervene on her behalf. Bet that doesn't happen often.
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