Everything nowadays is controlled by a switch except children and they ought to be. Solomon said, “Chasten thy son while there is hope and let not thy soul spare for his crying.” (Proverbs 19:18)
It is less painful to discipline a child than to weep over a spoiled youth. I know that psychologists like Benjamin Spock disagree with this biblical truth. We have a generation that has been “Spocked” rather than “spanked” and look at the results.
Children can forgive their parents for being wrong, but weakness sends them elsewhere for strength.
Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on toes.
About Dr. Mike Harmon
Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary.
He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published.
He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.