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Articles Written By Christian Parents Network Editor, Mark Benedict

Articles Written By Mark Benedict, Editor of Christian Parents Network

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    Q&A Step Mother Asks: Do I Spank Teenage Stepdaughter?
    April 21, 2016
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting, Spanking Children as a Form of Discipline
    Should Step Mother Spank Stepdaughter? By Mark Benedict Q: Dear Christian Parents Net I have recently married a man who I love dearly.  My own daughter Mary is 10, and my husband’s daughter Rachel, is 16. I am a firm believer of corporal punishment and use spanking as a method to discipline Mary....
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    Parental Failure - The Story of Eli and his Sons
    March 9, 2016
    By Mark Benedict, Parenting Gone Badly
    When Parents Fail: The Bible Story of Samuel and the Evil Sons of Eli the Priest One of the Bible’s most prominent examples of neglectful parenting is illustrated in First Samuel Chapter 2-3.  This account is unique in its application to Christians because it revolves around a man who knew...
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    Marriage and Christian Worldview
    March 9, 2016
    By Mark Benedict, On Marriage
    Christian Worldview, Marriage, and Your Family By Mark Benedict Successful parenting begins with a Biblically accurate Christian worldview and our trust in the complete sufficiency of the Word of God. The Bible provides both the philosophical framework and the needed methodology for success in marriage and family.  Recent cultural trends such...
  • Is Negotiating with your child the right thing to do?
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    Why Parents Should Not Negotiate with Kids for Obedience
    January 27, 2015
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting
    Why Parents Should Not Negotiate with Kids for Obedience Parents who negotiate with their young children will find themselves in continual negotiation when the child is older. Children need to learn to obey promptly, not negotiate terms of obedience. Many parents develop a strategy for discipline that relies heavily on negotiation.  There is...
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    More on Parental Success, a Note from the Editors
    December 7, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Marriage, On Parenting
    Parental Success: The objective of Godly Parenting is Bringing Children under God’s Authority  By Mark Benedict “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  6  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. ...
  • God delivers Christians from the final judgment while unbelievers will face the wrath of God
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    How Punishment and Parental Discipline Differ
    September 6, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline
    Parental Discipline is Not the Same As Punishment By Mark Benedict Biblical discipline is different from punishment, which is the Bible teaches is reserved for those that have rejected God.  Parents who speak of "punishing" their children have a misunderstanding of the Biblical concepts that are taught in Scripture.  When Scripture makes distinctions and uses specific words in specific...
  • Our recommendations for the best books for Christian Parents
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    Best Books for Christian Parents
    September 4, 2014
    Book Reviews, By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting
    Best Books for Christian Parents By Mark Benedict Our recommendations for the best books for Christian Parents When it comes to parenting, I truly believe Christian parents need the help of books and materials produced by men and women of God. The current flood of misinformation and propaganda has been whittling away...
  • Some parents think that spanking is an old fashioned practice that isn't needed anymore. Not So according to the Bible!
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    Why, and When to Spank a Child - How to Spank Effectively
    September 4, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting, Spanking Children as a Form of Discipline
    Why, When, and How to Spank a Child Some parents think that spanking is an old fashioned practice that is unneeded. Not according to the Bible! By Mark Benedict Question: Dear Christian Parents Editor,  I have a question in regards to spanking. I have 2 sons, ages 6 and 8.  Recently we decided...
  • No Fear is a book on the growing problem with young people that have no respect for authority because they were never spanked
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    Book Review of "No Fear: A Police Officers Perspective"
    September 4, 2014
    Book Reviews, By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting, Parenting Gone Badly
    No Fear: A Police Officer's Perspective A review of the book by Police Detective Robert Surgenor By Mark Benedict No Fear is a book on the growing problem with young people that have no respect for authority because they were never spanked Opposition to biblical teachings on child discipline has gradually pushed its...
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    The Law of Sowing and Reaping - Cause and Effect in Christian Parenting
    August 24, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, Miscellaneous, Other Articles for Parents
    The Law of Sowing and Reaping - Cause and Effect in Christian Parenting By Mark Benedict Today our society's leaders and judges have rejected our Christian heritage and substituted the principles of humanism in its place. It is not surprising then, that we are witnessing an incredible breakdown, both in the family structure and society. Today's...
  • Does It Really Take A Village?
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    The End of the Village - Why Moral Decline Is Taking Families into the Jungle
    May 20, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, Miscellaneous, More Christian Parent Articles
    Why Moral Decline in America Will Lead to Family Chaos: By Mark Benedict I was born when the most popular cars had big fins, and gas was 14 cents a gallon. Back then, you could look to society for parental support in raising your children.  Most parents felt personally responsible for how their own children turned out. During the...
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    The Conditional Promises of God on Christian Marriage and Parenting
    May 6, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Marriage, On Parenting
    Conditional Promises of God on Christian Marriage and Parenting By Mark Benedict There are so many blessings that come from a good marriage that no married couple should be without one! The good news is that God can make a really bad marriage good, if we follow Biblical counsel . The articles in this section...
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    Q&A: Double Trouble - Spanking Children - Use the Rod or Spank with the Hand?
    May 4, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, Spanking Children as a Form of Discipline
    Q&A: Spanking Children. One Twin is Double the Trouble Q:  Dear Mark and Sallie,  I am so happy to have found, by chance, your site.  I completely agree with you.  I'll describe how we are disciplining our children, my dear wife and I.  I would so much like to know...
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    Q&A: Grown Child with Strict Father Reluctant to Approve of Spanking Children
    May 4, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting, Spanking Children as a Form of Discipline
    Q&A: Spanking Children - When Parents Are Too Strict By Mark Benedict Isaiah 53:6, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Q: Dear Mark, I have been deeply encouraged by your website. I...
  • Ann Landers, American Advice Columnist Opposed Spanking
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    Remember Ann Landers?
    May 2, 2014
    By Mark Benedict, On Discipline, On Parenting
    Ask Ann Landers: 4 April, 1997 By Mark Benedict The following was taken from Ann Lander’s advice column. Sometimes Ann gives good advice. Not this time! Ann Landers Gave Advice to Millions. What did she know about parenting. Q:I see nothing wrong with a good, hard spanking when a child is misbehaving. I...

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