12 Apr '15, 3pm

Even God Does Not Break Our Will

Even God Does Not Break Our Will

Today’s guest post comes to us from Elizabeth Esther —a mother of five, columnist, and blogger, who grew up in a strict fundamentalist environment and lived to write about it. She’s always got an interesting conversation happening on her blog , so be sure to check it out. *** In the fundamentalist church of my childhood, parents spanked their children until the “will was broken.” To achieve this, parents started spanking their babies at 6 months old. The idea was that if you broke the child’s will in infancy, you primed them to obey God for the rest of their lives. I’m not here to debate whether spanking is right or not (I’ve seen it used both appropriately and abusively) because what really troubles me is the de facto assumption that breaking the human will is right and good. In my experience, that one belief was used as justification for all kinds of physical and spiritu...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/god-break-will-elizabeth-...

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