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Most conservative Christian Discipline book?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
That is still GD, of course?

My spanking friend sent me a gift subscription of "Home School Digest", which included an article by Michael Pearl. So I decided I will reciprocate, and send her a Christian Discipline book .

I didn't want to hijack the book recommendations thread, but I saw a couple on there. I think she would be most likely to read the most conservative one out there, just based on the material in the "Home School Digest". Any ideas?
post #2 of 28
What about a subscription to Mothering? Since she sent you something she enjoys, why not reciprocate that way?
post #3 of 28
I don't know how "conservative" it is, but it has a lot of good arguements for it.
http://www.aolff.org/2.html

Grace Based Discipline

Crystal Lutton wrote a book called Biblical Parenting about it.
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ellien C
What about a subscription to Mothering? Since she sent you something she enjoys, why not reciprocate that way?
agreed. Baring that, try "families where grace is in place"
post #5 of 28
Crystals book is froma conservative standpoint and it is an excellent book by the way. Good Luck.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ellien C
What about a subscription to Mothering? Since she sent you something she enjoys, why not reciprocate that way?
Well, yes, I guess that would be truly reciprocating in kind. But I'd really like to get through to her, too, and give her something she could use to convince her dh. I think he'd reject anything that seemed the least bit liberal.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Pynki
I don't know how "conservative" it is, but it has a lot of good arguements for it.
http://www.aolff.org/2.html

Grace Based Discipline

Crystal Lutton wrote a book called Biblical Parenting about it.
I think she's conservative but the fact that she's a pastor might freak your friend out.

Dr. Sears has a Christian parenting book and he talks about women and men having different roles so it comes across as conservative.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by indie
I think she's conservative but the fact that she's a pastor might freak your friend out.

Dr. Sears has a Christian parenting book and he talks about women and men having different roles so it comes across as conservative.
Oh, yeah, I don't think that would work. I don't think they go in for female pastors, as far as I know.

I've thought about Dr. Sears, but I know her dh is super-anti-co-sleeping, and I'm sure that comes up in the Christian parenting book, right?
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by natensarah
Oh, yeah, I don't think that would work. I don't think they go in for female pastors, as far as I know.

I've thought about Dr. Sears, but I know her dh is super-anti-co-sleeping, and I'm sure that comes up in the Christian parenting book, right?
it does
post #10 of 28
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel may go over better than Crystal's book if you think that they may be put off by Crystal being a female pastor. Dr Sear's Christian parenting book is more focused on infants and very young toddlers than older children and discusses breastfeeding/cosleeping, etc in it not just discipline in general.
Theresa Whitehurst also has some good Christian discipline books that apply to older children. There is also How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk which isn't Christian based, but a very good positive discipline style book.
post #11 of 28
How about this crazy book by Jamie Pritchett, Lots of Love and a Spanking.It's almost sickening to read the description of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096...Fencoding=UTF8
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by natensarah
Oh, yeah, I don't think that would work. I don't think they go in for female pastors, as far as I know.

I've thought about Dr. Sears, but I know her dh is super-anti-co-sleeping, and I'm sure that comes up in the Christian parenting book, right?
Dr. Sears is also Catholic, which might make him less appealing to them if they're Protestants.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by SusannaG
How about this crazy book by Jamie Pritchett, Lots of Love and a Spanking.It's almost sickening to read the description of this book.
: I'd take out the "almost"! There's plenty to dislike, but what bothered me most was this:
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Lots of Love and a Spanking! is a discipline plan for children using the old-fashioned method of spanking to teach obedience and respect. But spanking with a difference! Not the screaming, red-faced, violent beating that many people imagine when they hear the word; but "a few hard whacks on the bottom, given by a calm parent...."
Pritchett may think this justifies the hitting, but I tend to agree with George Bernard Shaw: "If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven."
post #14 of 28
Clay Clarkson has just put out a new book called
"Disciplining the Whole Hearted Child" and it does not endorse spanking. He studies out all the newer translations of the "rod" scriptures.

they have their own website, called www.wholeheart.org

you can order their stuff there. Sally, his wife, writes the best and sweetest christian mama books ever...The mission of motherhood, and the ministry of motherhood.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by SusannaG
How about this crazy book by Jamie Pritchett, Lots of Love and a Spanking.It's almost sickening to read the description of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096...Fencoding=UTF8
I believe the original poster is looking for books that are Christian, conservative, and gentle discipline minded.
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post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by bamamom
Clay Clarkson has just put out a new book called
"Disciplining the Whole Hearted Child" and it does not endorse spanking. He studies out all the newer translations of the "rod" scriptures.

they have their own website, called www.wholeheart.org

you can order their stuff there. Sally, his wife, writes the best and sweetest christian mama books ever...The mission of motherhood, and the ministry of motherhood.
I have Mission of Motherhood and I loved it! easy read and made a lotta sense....I was hoping to someday get the discipline book.I think the Clarksons books are great Christian parenting resources.
post #18 of 28
You can go over to gentle christian mothers and see what's on their book lists.
post #19 of 28
I second the book by Tim Kimmel. Even some Christian friends who were using Babywise thought Kimmel made a lot of sense and respected his views. I loved the book!
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by kindergirl77
You can go over to gentle christian mothers and see what's on their book lists.
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