In a comment made by Karen H. for a posting below regarding the notion that when you are sick, Jesus is "punishing" you, somehow, she gave her opinion that the comic seemed sado-masochistic.
Funny you should mention that . . .
While trying to find the source of the comic and whether it can be attributed to Jack Chick, I came upon the Christian Domestic Discpline website.
A domestic discipline marriage is one in which one partner in the marriage is given authority over the other, and has the means to back up that authority, usually by spanking.
I believe that is what the Brits lovingly refer to as the old "slap and tickle." But it seems to go beyond that, as this site explains in its definitions:
Domestic Discipline. Within the CHRISTIAN context it refers to a belief that the husband is to be submitted and under authority of God, and the family (wife, kids) are in turn under the husband’s authority. What separates DD from simply being common conservative Christian belief is that DD further holds that authority inherently includes the ability to take action.Bondage, Domination/Submission, Sadism and Masochism. Its aim is sexually erotic power plays and pain for the purpose of bringing about unity between the husband and wife. DD’s end result is submission in women while BDSM is to be used once the wife is in submission. DD is for training and it is where a couple should start. BDSM is for unity – making the two into ‘one soul’.Vanilla. Someone new to the DD lifestyle. Everyone starts here and hopefully continues until they are completely living in accordance with God’s word.
I'm not even vanilla - Lawdy, my husband and I are boring. But here's my point - if a Christian couple consensually finds it makes their conjugal love life more fulfilling to . . . well . . . y'know, one ties the other up and gets out a paddle or whatever . . . well, look, is that a bad thing? I am of the opinion that married couples need to figure it out for themselves and if they like the "missionary position" with a leather mask and a ball gag, who is to say that's wrong? Moreover, who is to say that there needs to be some Biblical basis for it?
Granted, what they are talking about here is the belief that this is how "true" Christian spouses define their roles. Again, if consensual . . . go for it. But if you are accepting this belief because you like the physical aspect of it, oh for Heaven's sake, if you're married and involves no pornography, just do it.
And also just remember - lock the door. Kids pick the darnedest times . . .