Jennifer McGrail Reviews Gentle Firmness

Jennifer McGrail has posted a very favorable book review of Gentle Firmness by Stephanie Cox.  Here is an excerpt from her review:

Gentle Firmness, by Stephanie Cox, is one of the most important new books to join the gentle parenting movement, particularly for Christians.  Thorough and well-researched, it takes an unflinching look at the history of spanking within the Christian faith;  why the Bible doesn’t actually say what so many well-intentioned pro-spankers think it says; the harmful and often long-term effects of spanking;  and finally, practical suggestions on what peaceful parents can do instead.

It is an excellent review, so I’m sure you’re going to want to read the rest.


  1. Crystal on October 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Dear Hermana Linda,

    Do you know of ANY Independent Fundamental Baptists who have spoken out AGAINST Hepzibah House and its fellow horrors? The reason I ask is that I have found it very difficult to find any who have. Please point me to Christians (particularly Independent Fundamental Baptist Christians) who have spoken out.

    I also ask because of a very tragic case. Here is the story ( Please, please share the info with me – what you know – and help this girl. Thank you and God bless.


    • Hermana Linda on October 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      I’m sorry, I really haven’t seen any speak out. Many are ignorant of it and would probably condemn it if they really understood what goes on there. Unfortunately, almost all of them approve of corporal punishment and almost invariably take their side. I wish I could help. Here is one who speaks out against the Pearls, if that is any help.

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