Parenting in Jesus' Footsteps

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All persons concerned with the issue of corporal punishment of children are invited to sign.

Three Angels
Petition  Against  Corporal Punishment

We, the undersigned, wish to end corporal punishment of children.  We are concerned that certain verses of Proverbs in the Old Testament of the Bible are being used as justification for hitting children.  We recognize that Jesus Christ advocated for mercy and forgiveness in human relationships:
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.  Matthew 5:7
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you Matthew 6:14
We recognize that Jesus made it clear that He was against corporal punishment.  To those who would stone an adulterous woman, Jesus said:
"Let anyone who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."  John 8:7  When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.  Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?"  She said, "No one, sir."  And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you.  Go your way, and from now on do not sin again."
We recognize that the Golden Rule applies to all people, big or small, young or old, and that Jesus taught that it is the most important rule regarding human relationships:
In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
We call on all Christians to try to follow Jesus' teachings and example, remembering that for Christians, Jesus' way supersedes the old, such as the writings in Proverbs of Solomon's time:
The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came to the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here.  Matthew 12:42
Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.  John 5:23
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:6
We believe that children deserve the same protection from corporal punishment that adults enjoy.  We know that hitting children is harmful, whether it is called whipping, spanking, beating, slapping, smacking, paddling or any other other term.  Corporal punishment is both painful and humiliating.  Corporal punishment of children is especially troublesome because it leads to emotional damage that lasts a lifetime, and results in many social ills.  Studies show that children who suffer corporal punishment sometimes become violent criminals; children who do not suffer such abuse do not become violent criminals.  Children learn by example; those who are hit learn that violence is used to solve problems.  We believe it is important to be aware of the truth regarding the effects of corporal punishment.
If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.  John 8:31
When tempted to hit children, we call on Christian parents to remember the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24), in which the wayward child, rather than being punished by his parents, is welcomed back with joy.  Jesus highly esteems children, and condemns those who would offend them:
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.  Matthew 18:4,6
Rather than corporal punishment, we encourage loving treatment of children with these verses in mind:
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  I Corinthians 4-7
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Bible quotes from the New Revised Standard Version and the King James Version
Two little angels
1)  Susan Lawrence, Arlington, MA, USA

2)  Stephen Lawrence, Arlington, MA, USA

3)  Norm Lee, AZ, USA, author of "Parenting Without Punishing"

4)  Donald L. Fisher, Carson, WA, USA

5)  Jan Hunt, Sunriver, OR, USA, author of "The Natural Child - Parenting From the Heart" and director of the Natural Child Project

6)  Rebecca Phipps, Florence, SC, USA

7)  Pastor Crystal Lutton, Peoria, AZ, USA, author of "Biblical Parenting"

8)  Joanna Huzsvai, Arlington, MA, USA

9)  Johnny Martin, Blue Ridge, TX, USA

10) Kari Martin, Blue Ridge, TX, USA

11) Pastor Joanne Engquist, Cambridge, MA, USA

12) Jake Terpstra, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, Specialist in Child Welfare Services

13) Susan J. Lee, Psy.D., Arlington, MA, USA

14) Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Sagendorf, IN, USA

15) Judie Sagendorf, IN, USA

16) Dorothy Neddermeyer, South Orange, NJ, USA, Genesis Consultants, Inc.
17) Christina Conant, Livermore, CA, USA, child, mother, grandmother

18) Nancy J. Philipp, Tucson, AZ, USA

19) Nadine Block, Columbus, OH, USA, Executive Director of the Center for Effective Discipline

20) Shannon Brophy, Cambridge, MA, USA

21) Fran Morris, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, Oklahomans Opposed to Corporal Punishment

22)  Elizabeth Pantley, Kirkland, WA, USA, author of "Kid Cooperation," "Perfect Parenting,"  "Hidden Messages," "No Cry Sleep Solution," and "Gentle Baby Care"

23) Father Alan Sprenger, OH, USA

24) Jordan Riak, Alamo, CA, USA, Director, Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, Director, Project NoSpank

25) Pastor Imogene A. Stulken, Tewksbury, MA, USA

26) Helmut Koester, Lexington, MA, USA

27) Alyssa Bella, Arlington, MA, USA

28) Anders Kartzow, Cambridge, MA, USA

29) Wayne Welke, Cambridge, MA, USA

30) Gisela Koester, Lexington, MA, USA

31) Al Crowell, San Francisco, CA, USA, Director, Christians for Nonviolent Parenting

32) LaVonne Carlson, Ph.D., Minneapolis, MN, USA

33) Julie Hegge, Cincinnati, OH, USA

34) Reverend Susan Henry, Medford, MA, USA, Lutheran Pastor

35) Teresa Whitehurst, Ph.D., Nashville, TN, USA, author of "How Would Jesus Raise a Child?"

36) Randy Cox, LCSW, Little Rock, AR, USA, Director,

37) Jeri Carr, Lakewood, WA, USA, Founder of Gentle Christian Mothers

38) Kym O'Connor, AL, USA, Gentle Christian Mama

39) Cindy Bradbury, Fort Wayne, IN, USA, Christians for Nonviolent Parenting (parenting advisor)

40) Marjorie Swindler, Lawrence, KS, USA

41) Tiffany Palisi, Boonton, NJ, USA, Publisher of The Wise Mom

42) & 43) Michael  and Mary Leppert, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, publishers of The Link - a Homeschool Newspaper

44)  Katherine Ross, Jacksonville, FL, USA

45) Wade K. Meyer, Columbus, OH, USA, President, Orakem Inc.

46) Debbie Haskins, Denton, TX, USA, Christians for Non-violent Parenting

47) Gregory Brown, Bradenton, FL, USA

48) Kim Carpentier, Boulder, CO, USA

49) Doyle Weaver, Dallas, TX, USA, Citizens Against Physical Punishment (CAPP)

50) Joe O'Donnell, Buffalo, NY, USA

51) R. J. Godfrey, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

52) Bonnie Davis, Vancouver, CANADA, Mamas Remember

53) Virginia Howard, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

54) Dale Wares, Norman, OK, USA, Oklahoma Department of Human Services

55) Glenn Norris, Edmond, OK, USA, Director of Children's Ministries, Southern  Hills Christian Church

56) Gerald D. Alborn, Dover, DE, USA

57) David Craighead, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, Oklahoma Conference of Churches

58) Betty Wagner, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, child advocate, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother

59) Rick Wagner, Edmond, OK, USA, Presbyterian Elder

60) Rena Ellis, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, CASA Volunteer

61) Suellen Habeck, Edmond, OK, USA

62) Mark Wagner, Edmond, OK, USA, student

63) Carol, New Brunswick, CANADA, Founder of

64) Robert Fathman, Ph.D., Dublin, OH, USA, President, National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools

65) Kathleen Wolf, RN, Arlington, MA, USA

66) Laurel L. Burns, Portland, Maine, USA

67) Laurie A. Couture, M.Ed., Exeter, NH, USA, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Counselor

68) Angie Watters, Edmond, OK, USA

69) & 71) Jeff  and Kim Rockett, Indiana, USA, parents to six blessings

70) Mitch Hall, Sausalito, CA, USA, author of "The Plague of Violence" and "Peace Quest"

72) Madeleine Y. Gomez, Ph.D., Evanston, IL, USA, President PsycHealth, Ltd.

73) Mary Pederson Metelmann, Belmont, MA, USA

74) Ann Lahrson-Fisher, Carson, WA, USA

75) James Toren, Cincinnati, OH, USA

76) Barbara Tilson, Arlington, MA, USA

77) Jerry Roberts, Arlington, MA, USA

78) Michelle Maisonville, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

79) Claudette T. Silas, Maple Grove, MN, USA, Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education

80) Carolyn Stalzer, Houston, TX, USA

81) Javier Alvarez Sanchez, Evanston, IL, USA

82) Regine Nickel, Brooklyn, NY, USA

83) Laura Weymouth, Wilmington, MA, USA, North Suburban Homelearner

84) Kellie Snider, Irving, TX, USA, Clicker Logic Animal Seminars

85) Jim Sutton, Hemlock, NY, USA, Director - On The Road Youth Ministry

86) Beth Frasso, Medford, MA, USA

87) Reverend Ross Goodman, Winchester, MA, USA, Lutheran Pastor

88) Kat Ebersole, Nashville, TN, USA,

89) Craig S. Walker, Lexington, KY, USA

90) April Brown, Chesterfield, SC, USA

91) Christopher Dugan, M.A., Denver, CO, USA

92) Reverend Thomas Chittick, Westbrook, ME, USA, Lutheran Pastor

93) Steven Jircitano, Tulsa, OK, USA, Christian

94) Danielle Gladding, Altadena, CA, USA

95) Jason Hernandez, Shelton, WA, USA, Shelton Christian Church

96) Junchol Lee, Cleveland, OH, USA, Pastor/Swedenborgian Church

97) Edwin H. Peart, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, Retired

98) Ann Heneghan, Dublin, Ireland

99) Rachel Keck, Muskogee, OK, USA

100) Reverend Lucinda Duncan, Lexington, MA, USA, Minister, Follen Community Church

101) Soline Weidema, THE NETHERLANDS, Mother, victim/survivor child abuse, home educator

102) Sue Murdock, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, mother

104) Paula Focazio, Upper Black Eddy, PA, USA, Mom

105) Rachel Foraker, Lake Geneva, WI, USA

106) Cecilia Savala-Jackson, Grain Valley, MO, USA

107) Tracy Catarius, Shrewsbury, MA, USA

108) Debbie Rose, Santa Fe, NM, USA

109) Jennie Walsh, Point Pleasant, PA, USA

110) Jenifer Shorrosh, Mobile, AL, USA

111) Jeanne M. Griffith, San Jose, CA, USA

112) Paul Kataria, Birmingham, ENGLAND, Student

113) Kimberly Jensen, Denton, TX, USA

114) Tara Chapman, Georgetown, AR, USA

115) Robert Preston, Allison Park, PA, USA

116) Sheila Satava, Euclid, OH, USA

117) Anna Lawrence, Arlington, MA, USA

118) Fern Saitowitz, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

119) Kelly Marker, Rapid City, SD, USA, "Parenting With Ease"

120) Vanessa Roessler, Houston, TX, USA, LMSW-ACP

121) Krystal Cochran, Wichita Falls, TX, USA

122) Karen Murray, Park City, UT, USA, Homeschooling Mama

123) Jesse Wilson, Palo Alto, CA, USA

124) Deanna Weiss, Coatesville, PA, USA, Chester County Doulas and Usborne Books at Home

125) Tiffany Brown, Trumansburg, NY, USA, Ithaca Attachment Parenting

126) Analisa Roche, Carrollton, TX, USA

127) Rachel, Toronto, CANADA,

128) Jeanna Lurie, San Jose, CA, USA

129) April Eubanks, Spring, TX, USA

130) Kay Hathaway, Ithaca, NY, USA

131) Tracy Catarius, Shrewsbury, MA, USA, mother

132) Angela Burris, Fortville, IN, USA

133) Lisa K. Watson, Norwood, MO, USA, Foster parent

134) G. Merceditas, Cebu, PHILLIPPINES, Cebu Technical School

135) Lucy Reksoatmodjo, Galiano Island, BC, CANADA

136) Michelle J. Little, Aurora, CO, USA

137) Carla Veinot, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA

138) Amanda Gauthier-Parker, Bakersfield, CA, USA

139) Alison Hagee, Seattle, WA, USA

140) Brenda  Braaten, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA, Mother and teacher

141) Toni Nierman, Raleigh, NC, USA, Teen Homeschoolers of Raleigh

142) Mika Scott, Mountain City, TX, USA, Parent

143) Jennifer Riedy, Allentown, PA, USA, Mother of 4

144) Molly Doolittle, Freeport, IL, USA

145) Joseph Doolittle, Freeport, IL, USA

146) Laura Tinney, Hatboro, PA, USA

147) Marsha McCulley, Ehrata, PA, USA

148) Eric Heimstadt, Eureka, CA, USA

149)  Jackie Holcombe, Morrisville, NC, USA

150) Debra Baker, Downingtown, PA, USA

151) Chris Kitchens, Birmingham, AL, USA

152) Hal Albert Smith, Danville, PA, USA, BU student,

153) Cheryl McCoy, Round Rock, TX, USA

154) Phillip McCoy, Round Rock, TX, USA

155) Nichole Fausey, Round Rock, TX, USA, Homeschooling Parent

156) & 158) Alan & Leslie Moyer, Skiatook, OK, USA

157) Carisa Cegavske, Kalispell, MT, USA

159) Gina McFerrin, Kansas City, MO, USA, Mother

160) Melody Ball, Dallas, TX, USA, Home school

161) Deirdre Chisholm Stephens, Portland, OR, USA

162) & 164) Darren and Kimberly Robbins, Conway, AR, USA, The Robbin's Nest

163) Rosemary Mountain, Hilo, HI, USA

165) Virginia Glasser, Austin, TX, USA, atheist

166) Susan Ryan, Farmer City, IL, USA, Christian and a homeschooler

167) Stephanie Waldron, Mercer, PA, USA, Homeschooling parent

168) Tia, Sooke, BC, CANADA, homeschooling mother

169) Tanya Wynne, Rosharon, TX, USA, Brazosport Area Homeschoolers

170) Mary Nix, Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

171) Nancy Winingham, Bloomington, IN, USA, College Psychology Instructor & homeschooler

172) Yol Swan-Dass, Weaverville, NC, USA

173) Alyxandra, Arlington, TX, USA, Homeschooled teenager

174) Lillian Jones, Sebastopol, CA, USA

175) Pamela Bakowski, Southlake, TX, USA

177) D. F. Herden, NY, USA, homeschooler

178) S. Achen, Los Angeles, CA, USA

179) Teri Sandiford, Raleigh, NC, USA

180) Andie Jones, Arlington, TX, USA, Director/Infinite Source Productions

181) Caroline Corbett, Richmond, VA, USA

182) Pamela Sorooshian, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, listowner of <>

183) Mary Jamba, Cleveland, OH, USA

184) Teresa Burnett, Shawnee, OK, USA, Home School mom

185) Mary L. Huber, West Windsor, NJ, USA

186), 188),  & 189) Sarah, Scot, and Emilee Jones, Carson City, NV, USA, The Jones Family

187) Caroline Gomes, Lakewood, NJ, USA

190) Laura Weiss, Riverside, CA, USA

191) Lindsey Gruen, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, USA

192) Gabriella Parker, Nelson, VA, USA, Mother

193) & 195) Kelly& Will Lint, Orlando, FL, USA, Parents & Home Educators

194) Nina Doyle, Orlando, FL, USA

196) Julie Antinore, Rochester, NY, USA, Mother

197) Ann Shoemaker, Pinnacle, NC, USA, Teacher/Cook Hill School

198) Jennifer Bandoli, Panama City, FL, USA, mom

199) The Whitman Family, Suffolk, VA, USA

200) Teresa Ellingen, Churubusco, IN, USA

201) Jacqueline Wild, Kansas City, MO, USA, Mother

202) Juliet Martinez, Chicago, IL, USA

203) Rachel Johnson, Kansas City, MO, USA, Author

204) & 206) Christine and Rey Escobar, Oak Park, IL, USA

205) Lisa-Marie Parsons, USA

207) Michael Lester Hackett, Rose Hall, Berbice, GUYANA, Teacher Educator

208) Santosh Kulkarni, WE, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA

209) Robin Grille, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA, Psychologist

210) Roy Jacobs, Swatara Twp., Steelton, PA, USA

211) Sushine Bannister, Ithaca, NY, USA, Attachment Parenting  International of Ithaca

212) Therese J. Sundberg, Goteborg, SWEDEN

213) Maritha Jingnert, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

214) Sune Sundberg, Gothenburg, SWEDEN

215) Crystal Pilling, UT, USA

216) Malin, Gothemburg, SWEDEN

217) Kenneth Jansson, Alingsas, SWEDEN

218) Merri Larsen, Saginaw, TX, USA, Homeschooling Mother of Five

219) Mirlyn Chong, Kent, OH, USA, Mother of one wonderful child

220) Terri Aquilina, Bridgeville, PA, USA

221) & 222) Meleasa & James Carley, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, parents of a beautiful daughter

223) Alan Murchie, New Haven, CT, USA, seminarian, St. Thomas's Church

224) Robin Saunders, VA, USA

225) Nekata Jones, Houston, TX, USA

226) & 227) Jenica and David Webster, Pinehurst, NC, USA

228) Linda Villatoro, Van Nuys, CA, USA

229) Kristina Clark, RN, Valdosta, GA, USA

230) David Gerard, Stillorgan, Dublin, IRELAND

231) & 232) David and Maggie Perrin, NC, USA, homeschooling precious children

233) Beth Monteverde, Easley, SC, USA

234) Krisula Gosdis Moyer, Huntington Beach, CA, USA

235) Deborah Victoria, Wichita Falls, TX, USA

236) Amanda McConaghy, La Crosse, WI, USA

237) Heather Linke, Chattanooga, TN, USA, Owner - Clothed In Crimson

238) Christy Kramer, Hebron, MD, USA

239) Clara Farris, Seattle, WA, USA

240) Mary Eakin, Duluth, GA, USA

241) Linda Morrell, Anchorage, AK, USA, Gentle Christian Mother

242) Don Morrell, Anchorage, AK, USA, Ascribe Records

243) Kelly Helbig, Hampton, VA, USA

244) Heather Zell, Columbus, OH, USA

245) Kris Vaitkus, Rockville, MD, USA

246) Amy Hammer, Cottonwood, AZ, USA

247) Myra Anderson, Cottonwood, AZ, USA

248) & 250) Paul and Kathleen Erickson, El Dorado, KS, USA

251) Candy Sones, Dallas, TX, USA

252) Katie M. Petersen, Tooele, UT, USA

253) Kellee C. Leamy, Mi-Wuk, CA, USA, Vice Chair Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency Early Childhood Services

254) Lee Newman, Rochester, NH, USA, Founding Executive Director: Violence Intervention Program/SAFE-NH

255) Laura Jezek, Portland, OR, USA, Babywisers Anonymous (Babywise Recovery)
256) Kevin Jezek, Portland, OR, USA, Babywisers Anonymous (Babywise Recovery)

257) Kim Reyes, Sterling Heights, MI, USA, owner/ and homeschool mom

258) Shawn Wilder, Shelton, WA, USA

259) Rebecca Weybright, Dexter, MI, USA

261) Kimberly M. Van Der Meid, Midland, NC, USA, New Beginnings School #2

262) Janelle Alford, Arlington, TX, USA

263) Tina Batya, Arlington, TX, USA

264) Paula Intravaia, San Diego, CA, USA, Mother, Educator, Artist, Activist

265) Liz Murray, Paraparaumu, NEW ZEALAND

266) Lorene Cook, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, Family Adoption Consultants

267) Debra Roy, Rochester, NH, USA, Violence Intervention Program

268) Angela L. Swain, Swansboro, NC, USA, Homeschool mom of 2 boys

269) Michele Holt, Georgetown, TX, USA

270) Derek Coley, Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA

271) Mary L. Sharp, Norman, OK, USA, former teacher, current student of social work

272) Marilyn Metzger, Norman, OK, USA, Family Advocate Mary Abbott Children's House

273) K. Bray, Augusta, KS, USA

274) Donna Gilbert, Raleigh, NC, USA

275) Deborah Harper, Raleigh, NC, USA, Attachment Parenting Support Group Leader/Child Advocate/Blessed Mother/Scarred Child

276) Lourie Collins Pearlman, Jonesboro, AR, USA

277) Colleen Jeffrey, Groton, MA, USA

278) Sarah Flynn, Kansas City, MO, USA, Mom

279) Martha E. Newman, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, Sr. Pastor, Unity of Kalamazoo, MI

280) Alan Crist, Lowell, MA, USA

281) Darlene J. Waters, South Grafton, MA, USA, mom

282) Patti Murphy, Forest Lake, MN, USA

283) Mimi Doe, Concord, MA, USA, Award-winning author and founder of

284) & 285) Minta and Herman Notini, Hampstead, NH, USA, Proud Parents of Russian Orphans

286) Heidi Parthena White, Charlton, MA, USA

287) Sadie Van Buren, Upton, MA, USA, parent committed to no-hitting, no-spanking

288) Eileen Scully, Gatieau, QC, CANADA

289) Blake Hutchison, West Mansfield, OH, USA

290) Laura DeRosa, Methuen, MA, USA

291) Dr. Kelly Harrison-Maguire, Spartanburg, SC, USA, Director of NCATE and assistant professor of education

292) Allison Day, Bagdad, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA, Mom of precious 2 little ones

293) Missy Willis, Charlotte, NC, USA

294) Christine Prokop, St. Anthony, MN, USA

295) M. Kay Keller, M.P.A., S.S.W., C.I.M.I., Tallahassee, FL, USA, All Family

296) Maria Casella, Teaneck, NJ, USA

297) Paula Jennings, Dumont, New Jersey, USA

298) Christie Kravochuck, OH, USA

299) Cecilie Dahl, Bergen, NORWAY,

300) Debra Miller, East Wakefield, NH, USA
301) Michelle L. Bryans, San Francisco, CA, USA

302) Kimberly L. McClenney, Canton, MI, USA, Christian Belief

303) Rev. Dr. Larry Schneekloth, Chicago area, IL, USA,  Pastor Markham Lutheran Church

304) Linda Cecsarini, Chicago area, IL, USA, Sunday school teacher and church musician Markham LC

305) Jesse Gallagher, Bristol, CT, USA, Founder, Greater Bristol Homeschoolers

306) Carol Evans, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, Social worker

307) Diana Morley, Ashland, OR, USA

308) Maribeth Bruno, Chicago, IL, USA

309) Tamara Turner-Ottke, Burke, VA, USA

310) W. Wall, Anderson, SC, USA

311) Lisa Gallond, Raleigh, NC, USA

312) Eric Seele, Harrisburg, PA, USA, Statistician

313) Joe DiMaio, Castro Valley, CA, USA, Father and grandfather

314) Paola Sensi Isolani, Moraga, CA, USA, Professor, Saint Mary's College

315) Julia Spencer, Telford, PA, USA, SAHM

316) Christina Miller, Turlock, CA, USA

317) Michele Shimamura, Kansas City, KS, USA

319) Mary Alice O'Connor, Walnut Creek, CA, USA, Interfaith Minister

320) Judith R. Weatherly, Richmond, CA, USA, Marriage & Family Therapist

321) Kathy Robles, Winfield, NJ, USA

322) Gilbert Shepard, Walnut Creek, CA, USA, Individual

323) Janice D. Borgognoni, Bergenfield, NJ, USA, Parent & Grandma

324) Denise Witkop, Bonita Springs, FL, USA, Grandmother

325) Francis J. Hagan, Visalia, CA, USA, SMSgt, Usaf, Retired

326) The Mark Sonier Family, Longview, TX, USA

327) Melody Nimmo, Detroit, MI, USA

328) Anna Clayton, Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

329) Kris Yates, Oakland, CA, USA

330) Christina Nordby, Quincy, MA, USA

331) Jennifer Highland, Loveland, OH, USA

332) Ann Czarnecki, Apple Valley, MN, USA

333) Christy Plante, Kinston, NC, USA

334) Laura Faist, Newark, DE, USA

335) W. Wezensky, Dallas, TX, USA

336) Wendy Buell, Albany, NY, USA
337) Tina Solum, Aurora, CO, USA, Home Daycare Provider

338) Andrea Garza, Sanger, CA, USA, SAHM/Homeschooler/Gentle Mother!!

339) Genevieve Colvin, Sherman Village, CA, USA

340) Carol Venable, Blue Ridge, GA, USA, Holy Names Mission

341) Sara Manuel, Sylva, NC, USA, Case Manager/Community Based Services Professional, Meridian Behavioral Health Services

342) Joyce Whitt, Inman, SC, USA

343) The Rev. David M. Pittle, Ph.D., San Rafael, CA, USA, TurningPoint Spiritual Counseling Center

344) Lucy Cole, Alamo, CA, USA, Concerned Grandmother

345) Megan Phillips, Cambridge, MA, USA

346) Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, MA, Oakland, CA, USA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

347) Tara Hill, Orlando, FL, USA, Soon to be Mom

348) Hannah Curto, Sandpoint, ID, USA, Christian Mother of two

349) Melinda Reidinger, Smithtown, NY, USA

350) Charloote Rawlings, Chico, CA, USA, Parent Education Network

351) Mrs. Lefebvre, Southside, AL, USA

352) Annete Frontz, Williamsport, PA, USA

353) Jillian Schlacter, Souderton, PA, USA

354) Donna Weiss, Medford, NJ, USA, stay home mom

355) Christina Chapman, Hillsboro, AL, USA

356) Justin Chapman, Hillsboro, AL, USA

357) Louise Gordon, Cambridge, MA, USA

358) Melissa Koslowsky, Arcata, CA, USA

359) P. Paulson, Fairbanks, AK, USA

360) Michelle Lane, Oakland, CA, USA, Marriage and Family Therapist; School Counselor

361) Denise Blue, Fremont, CA, USA

362) Jill Lenzmeier, Belle Plaine, MN, USA

363) Janna Walkup, Eugene, OR, USA

364) Karen Drew, Fresno, CA, USA, Riverpark Bible Church/Preschool Director

365) Jesse McNulty, Decatur, GA, USA,

366) Dave Weybrecht, Eastlake, OH, USA

367) Ellen Norton, Gate City, VA, USA

368) Kristine Gilbert, Belmont, MI, USA, Concerned Parent

369) Leslie Sheridan, Sonoma, CA, USA

370) Lisa C. Manske, Franklin, TN, USA

371) Danielle P., Fraser, MI, USA

372) Jessica Arellano, Las Vegas, NV, USA

373) Mrs. Melody Nimmo, Detroit, MI, USA

374) Selene Gold, Eugene, OR, USA

375) Sandra Ramirez, Columbus, OH, USA

376) Katie Marchant, Kent, OH, USA

377) Becky Knorpp, Greensboro, NC, USA, Homeschool Mom

378) Deanne Beard, Foster City, CA, USA, retired

379) Jen Davis, Burnsville, MN, USA, Mom

380) Patrick Scott, Jr., Scranton, PA, USA

381) Stephen H. Guerin, Psy.D. Fayetteville, TN, USA, Clinical Psychologist, college teacher, Christian parent

382) Jerry Townsend, Woodland, CA, USA, Retired

383) Sabrina Jackson, Nashville, TN, USA, Catholic

384) Barbara Rogers, Chicago, IL, USA

385) Elaine Njerve-Zack, Amityville, NY, USA

386) Adrianna Hey, Strafford, NH, USA

387) Melissa King, Rockville, MD, USA, Attachment Parenting International of Upper Montgomery County Marlyland

388) Becca McNeal, Boulder, CO, USA

389) Michelle Giroux, Fairfield, ME, USA

390) Roger Rigoli, Monessen, PA, USA, MSW

391) Katy Norton, Monessen, PA, USA, Stay at home Mom

392) Bonnie Robles, Berwyn, IL, USA
393) Christian Rudolph, Boulder, CO, USA, Software Engineer

394) Honorata Czerwiowska, Boulder, CO, USA, Teacher

395) Karen Arnold, Weslaco, TX, USA, Mother, Grandmother

396) Joy Maidment, Brownfield, ME, USA

397) Merrilyn Cox, Newcastle, NSW, AUSTRALIA, mother of 4 precious children

398) Lynn Santem, Portland, OR, USA

399) Denise Finkle, Los Angeles, CA, USA, survivor- former teacher- future s. worker/psych-present mother-attachment parent-CHRISTIAN

400) M.A. Phillips, San Antonio, TX, USA, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

401) Liz Soto, Salinas, CA, USA

402) Brad Baker, Napa, CA, USA, Police Officer

403) Norah Keeper, Thompson, Manitoba, CANADA, Aboriginal HeadStart -- Parent Program Coordinator

404) Chris Dodd, Hatch End, Pinner, Middlesex, UK, Churches Network for Non-violence

405) Robin Clemmer, Gastonia, NC, USA, Mom

406) Laura Serbin, Sarasota, FL, USA, Founder Florida Christian Moms

407) Trina Baggett, Ft. Rucker, AL, USA, CPD.

408) Kim Young, San Diego, CA, USA

409) Beth Fenimore, Taylorsville, CA, USA

410) Pat Dillard, Houston, TX, USA

411) Kelly Crosthwaite-McMillan, Toronto, ON, CANADA, Teacher, A human being for a kinder, gentler world.

412) Ayesha Athar, Carol Stream, IL, USA

413) Holli Morrison, Anderson, SC, USA, Mommy/Preschool Christian Educator

414) Becka Sisti, New Haven, CT, USA, St. Thomas Episcopal Church

415) Deeahn Brummel, McDonald, TN, USA, Communications Director/Village Chapel of Seventh-day Adventists

416) Jim Cullers, Sandy Lake, PA, USA, father/grandfather

417) Isabella F. McFarlin, Rochester, VT, USA, Quarry Hill Creative Center (no one can hit kids here)

418) Malcolm Sawyer, Montpelier, VT, USA

419) Jason Us, Burlington, VT, USA

420) John Holland, Berkeley, CA, USA

421) Danielle Schreifels, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

422) Mrs. Nancy Orban, Somerst, PA, USA

423) & 424) Bauke & Anna Bijma, St. Johannesga, Frysland, THE NETHERLANDS, Marriage text: 1 Corinth 13

425) Monica Algazi Bayley, Montevideo, URUGUAY

426) Ann Estes, San Antonio, TX, USA, Mother

427) Jenna Carodiakey-Wiebe, Federal Way, WA, USA

428) Merise Jalali, Gainesville, FL, USA, University of Florida Student

429) Michael Jalali, Weston, FL, USA

430) Jewel Brickey, Las Vegas, NV, USA

431) Tammy Allen, Boylston, MA, USA

432) Sherri Teachey, Goldsboro, NC, USA, teacher

433) Pia Petterson Stubbs, Barcelona, SPAIN

434) Bridget P. Kelley, Lexington, KY, USA

435) Ms. Jeanne M. Irons, Exmore, VA, USA

436) Lois Mock, Aurora, CO, USA, Babywearing

437) Rev. Audra Carson, Belle Harbor, NY, USA

438) Hilary Shirven, Peoria, IL, USA

439) Bryn D. Sullivan, Seattle, WA, USA, latter day saint mother

440) Janice Skelly, Erie, PA, USA, Mother/Grandmother/Caretaker

441) Danielle Shepherd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, Parent/Student

442) Ronald Shepherd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, Parent/Student

443) Megan Narofsky, Aurora, IL, USA, Mother

445) Paul Riedmueller, Dallas, TX, USA

446) Adam Jalali, Weston, FL, USA

447) Lisa Williams, CA, USA

448) John Francis Christopher McCarthy, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA, Therapist/HeartWorks

449) Tracie Ivey, Satsuma, FL, USA

450) Kathryn Roberts, Lancaster, PA, USA

451) Leslie Fritscher, Raleigh, NC, USA

452) Sheree Harrell, Wilmington, NC, USA, Leader; 4H-Hearts: Home Education Arts/Director; Progressive Network Academy

453) Monica Cox, Ridgely, TN, USA, working mom

454) Danny Cox, Ridgely, TN, USA, concerned dad

455) Donna Dessart, Laporte, IN, USA, factory worker

456) Renate Wanmer, Laporte, IN, USA, retired homemaker

457) Carol Hildebrand, Manitoba, CANADA

458) Michael Hemker, Redding, CA, USA, Deputy District Attorney

459) Jessica Fordice, Beaverton, OR, USA, Babywisers Anonymous (

460) Mark Fordice, Beaverton, OR, USA, Babywisers Anonymous (

461) Makeesha Fisher, Fort Collins, CO, USA, Mother

462) Marsha McCulley, Middletown, PA, USA, Vista School

463) Robert J. Giese, Ogema & Westboro, WI, USA, Pastor, First Lutheran Churches

464) Paula LeDoux-Christison, LMFT, M.S., Vacaville, CA, USA, Master JSocial Worker, Vacaville Police Department

465) April Jewell, Vacaville, CA, USA, Family Support Worker

466) Cindy Flores, Woodward, OK, USA

467) Tip Chow, HONG KONG

468) Anthony Randazzo, Malibu, CA, USA, Assigned guardian of God's most beautiful creations!!

469) Michelle Meyer, Mt. Horeb, WI, USA


471) Michael Hemker, Redding, CA, USA, Deputy District Attorney

472) Miranda Michaud, Leamington, Ontario, CANADA

473) K.E. Reed, Rome, GA, USA, proud aunt of two beautiful nephews

474) Becca McNeal, Alexandria, LA, USA, Menard High School

475) Erica Watson, Columbia, MO, USA

476) Jessica Skindell, Lapeer, MI, USA, Stay at home mother

477) Erica Kaip, Winter Park, FL, USA

478) Mr. Mike Smith, Boston, MA, USA

479) Rebecca S. Rennaker , Churubusco, IN, USA

480) Selena George, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

481) Stan Koper, Newton, MA, USA

482) Dave Finley, Dale City, VA, USA

483) Cathy Craven, Strafford, NH, USA

484) Erin Hart, Galesburg, IL, USA, Student - Knox College

485) Savio Arokaidas Nadeshan, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA, BPO

486) Angelo A. DiGangi Esq., Queens, NY, USA, Community Advocacy Center Inc.

487) Jason Cyrus, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

488) Julie Markoski, Raleigh, NC, USA

489) Chad Wright, Hadar, NE, USA, Lutheran Pastor

490) Tonia Rich, Franklin, NC, USA, Child Care Provider/mother

491) Tammi Miehlich, Cheyene, WY, USA, Miehlich Christian Home School

492) Colleen R. McKinney, Nunnelly, TN, USA\

493) Paul Chi, Brighton, ENGLAND

494) Mr. Matthew Orban, Regina, SK, CANADA

495) S. Southard, Door County, WI, USA

496) Gail Rossow, Lake Zurich, IL, USA, Barrington United Methodist

497) Cristina Juarez, San Diego, CA, USA

498) Mr. Grady Youngblood, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

499) Margit Szekely, Bindego, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

500) C. J. Perry, ON, CANADA

501) R. M-L, Kaiserslautern, GERMANY

502) Elaine B. Krause, Dallas, TX, USA, M,Ed. Early Childhood Ed. Richland College

503) Kristy Bowman, Dayton, TN, USA, Mother against corporal punishment

504) John Rusman, Olst, NETHERLANDS

505) Renee Posecion, Bacolod City, PHILIPPINES

506) Matthew H. Copeland III, Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

507) Dr. Krystal Beamon PhD, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

508) Lolita Cook, Marion, IN, USA

509) A.B., Tamale, GHANA, Teacher

510) Donna Schoolfield, Irving, TX, USA

511) Phillis Pellegrin, St. Bernard, LA, USA

513) Sasha Cory Varner, San Antonio, TX, USA

514) Kristen E. Chapman, Columbus, OH, USA

515) & 516) Dr. Steven and Kristine Smith, Metairie, LA, USA, Physician - Pediatrician and Internal medicine

517) James R. Fletcher, Mission Viejo, CA, USA

518) Hannah, Huntsville, AL, USA

519) Alison Okerblom, Midland, MI, USA

520) Barbara R. Norris, MA, MSW, CSW, Georgetown, KY, USA, Social Worker/Domestic Violence Specialist

521) Shirley Luxem, Seattle, WA, USA, Optimal Parenting With Parent Effectiveness Training

522) Mr. Larry Cooper, Boston, MA, USA

523) Donna Keck, Muskogee, OK, USA

524) Tere Jordan, Scottsboro, AL, USA, Lifeclub Member

525) Johanna Jess, Smyrna, TN, USA

526) Laura Wager, Bloomington, IN, USA, Indiana University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

527) Mussie Hailu, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA, Interfaith Peace Building Initiative

528) Sarah, ME, USA, i go to church in the youth group

529) Jessie, Rutland, VT, USA

530) Dina Feiden, Parkland, FL, USA

531) Eben Combrinck, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

532) Michelle Maffia, Schenectady, NY, USA, Union College

533) Rebecca, Cohoes, NY, USA, Mom

534) Mrs. Nicola Hawker, Newquay, Cornwall, UNITED KINGDOM

535) Liam Turley, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA, Social Work Student

536) Jerrold D. Cone Jr., North Palm Beach, FL, USA, Retired Citizen

537) Amy Wallace, Carson, WA, USA, Child care provider

538) Deanne Rosselli, Stuart, FL, USA, Parent

539) Raama S. Vyapoory, Quatre Bornes, MAURITIUS

540) Derek Coley, Regina, SK, CANADA

541) Ryan Erickson, Tacoma, WA, USA

542) Kristie Patterson, Bangor, WA, USA

543) Koslowsky, Aurelheian, FRANCE

544) Vickie Doyle, Greensboro, NC, USA

545) Jenna Kiser, Lakeland, FL, USA

546) Cynthia Reider, Shomakersville, PA, USA

547) Benita O, Troy, NY, USA, Homeschooling Mom

548) Jo Child, Redditch, Worcestershire, UK, Mom

549) Amy, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

550) Renee Bulmer, Everett, WA, USA

551) Paula N. Ashfield, Franklin, NJ, USA, Under My Wing Avian Refuge

552) Dr. Greg Littmann, Edwardsville, IL, USA, Professor / Univversity of Southern Illinois Edwardsville

553) Nici Hinkel, The Woodlands, TX, USA

554) Terry Rudd, Whitehaven, Cumbria, ENGLAND, Parent

555) Pauline Campbell, Duncan, BC, CANADA

556) Laurel Lee Burns, Portland, ME, USA

557) Amy Moomaw, Fort White, FL, USA

558) Kirima Kendrick, Camden, NJ, USA

559) Ms. Shayla McClaine, Truckee, CA, USA

560) Deborah Rogers, Puyallup, WA, USA

561) D. Vijay, Vijayavada, INDIA

562) Nancy Finnerty, Yorkville, IL, USA

563) Joe, Muskogee, OK, USA

564) Victoria Figard, Front Royal, VA, USA, Security Officer

565) Heywood Jablowme, Salem, MA, USA

566) Jessica Anderson, Metairie, LA, USA

567) Patrick Scott, Jr., Scranton, PA, USA, Catholic

568) Jessica Farrish, Beckley, WV, USA

569) Bob Krasner, Oakland, CA, USA

570) Minerva Rivero, USA

571) Deborah Rhodes-Day, Birmingham, AL, USA, Psychologist

572) Julian Jones, Charlotte, NC, USA, Victim

573) Anita Coleman, Hohenwald, TN, USA

574) Rick Raherty, Montello, WI, USA

575) James Jordan, Iowa City, IA, USA

576) Jessica Gustavsson, Malmo, SWEDEN

577) Kevin Maguire, Portland, ME, USA, artist

578) Jennifer JWoerner, San Diego, CA, USA, Christian Mom

579) Kennan Woerner, San Diego, CA, USA, USN Petty Officer MM1/ Christian Dad

580) Mr. Abe Torkelton, Boston, MA, USA

581) Simone Solomon, Littleton, NC, USA,

582 & 583) John and Debby Benner, Cicero, NY, USA

584) Vickie Doyle, Greensboro, NC, USA

585) Teresa Consavage, Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

586) Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju W., Lagos, NIGERIA

587) Heather VanErman, Buchanan, MI, USA

588) Christine Clarke, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA, Director of Sales/Wellington Consulting Company, Inc.

589) Giselle B., Naperville, IL, USA, DuPage County API

590) Iliana Prats, Pembroke Pines, FL, USA, mother, grandmother

591) Kristi Palmer, Portland, OR, USA, Homemaker, Wife & Mommy

592) Julie Quan, Thompsons STation, TN, USA, Child of God, Wife, Mother, American

593) Emily Eanes, Urbanna, VA, USA, Marriage and Family Therapist

594) Julia Harris, Decatur, GA, USA

595) Andy Gordon, Toowoomba, QLD, AUSTRALIA

596) Mia Price, Monroe, GA, USA

597) Brenda, Georgia, USA, mom