Anger: Is It Aimed at Injustice or Unfairness?

Drive not expressing anger at policeman

High school students often expressed to me their anger about a teacher who punished them for breaking a rule, when another student doing the same thing didn’t get in trouble. I explained that their punishment was unrelated to the behavior of other students. They simply did something wrong, were caught,…  Read More

Punish or Discipline?

Girl toddler with brown hair and eyes holding stuffed bear

Do we punish our children, or do we discipline them? Or, do we do both? I hear the words used in interchangeably. “Punish” comes from the root word punier meaning to inflict penalty or pain for an offense. Both “discipline” and “disciple” come from the root word discere which means to learn. Christ’s…  Read More