Christian Domestic Discipline, or CDD, is an emerging trend that tells husbands to spank wives.
Not much is known about Christian Domestic Discipline except what is published by husband and wife CDD followers Clint and Chelsea.
These two have published a guide to Christian Domestic Discipline on their website called Learning Domestic Discipline. They describe CDD as “an arrangement between two adults who share the belief that the husband is the head of the household and with that position comes the right to enforce his authority.”
Clint and Chelsea advocate husbands spanking wives, lecturing, removing privileges, and corner and bedroom time. But don’t get the idea that this is some sort of 50 Shades of Grey BDSM movement. They claim CDD is not supposed to be sexual in nature:
“The pure CDD people don’t go there. A lot of folks think of Fifty Shades of Grey – but this is not that.”
Eighteen pages of their Beginning Domestic Discipline manifesto are focused on husbands spanking wives including methods and what to do in certain scenarios. This practice of corporal punishment in Christian Domestic Discipline led reporters to look into possible domestic abuse.
One woman who once practiced CDD recalled, “I wanted the spankings to stop and my husband told me it was either DD and marriage or divorce. I chose divorce. I couldn’t handle the pain of spankings anymore, emotionally or physically.” Surprisingly, the majority of women practicing Christian Domestic Discipline “believe it is an expression of their husband caring about them and their marriage.”
Christian evangelical leaders are quite blunt about Christian Domestic Discipline, saying it’s “horrifying,” “bizarre,” “unbiblical,” and “un-Christian.”
What do you think about husbands spanking wives as part of Christian Domestic Discipline?