RuthAnn June 29, 2019 at 6:03 am Thank you so much for starting this podcast. I think you and your family are so interesting. I wanted to make a comment about what you said about spanking. You said that spanking is always done in anger or as a last resort when a parent gets to that point of frustration (or something to that effect). I just want to share that when I was a child, my parents spanked me and it was not in anger or in a state of losing control. I never felt like I was being hit when I was spanked and I did/ do not have any bad memories of it. I always felt that it was done with dignity and in love. I know that that may seem contradictory to you, but in my opinion, there is a method to use spanking as a form of discipline that does not inflict the damage some claim. I used spanking with all five of my children and they will tell you today that children can distinguish the difference between hitting and spanking if it is done correctly. I am not asking you to agree and I respect other forms of discipline and of course, the parents’ right to choose. Just wanted to offer another viewpoint and another perspective from my experience. Just food for thought. Again, I love your podcast and I tune in every week! You two are awesome! Ashley, I would love to hear your story of how/ why you left religion:) Y’all have a wonderful day!