Christians for Nonviolent Parenting


We are proud to offer The Nonviolent Christian Parent: Raising Children with Love, Limits and Wisdom.

This important new 24-page guide for parents will walk you through the stages of child development, explain the behaviors, needs and appropriate parental tasks for each stage. Included are tips for effective listening, understanding needs and feelings, and setting reasonable limits.


  • Teresa Whitehurst, Ph.D.
  • Debbie Haskins
  • Al Crowell, MFT
You can order single or multiple copies The Nonviolent Christian Parent by writing to Al Crowell, 333 Clipper St., San Francisco, CA 94114.


  • One booklet - $1.50
  • Five booklets - $6.00
  • Ten booklets - $10.00
Make check payable to Al Crowell

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Let the children come to me and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God. Luke 18:16.

Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But anyone who is an obstacle to bring down one of these little ones, who has faith in me would be better drowned in the depths of the sea with a great milstone round his neck. Matt. 18:5-7

This website within the large Project NoSpank Web site is provided to inspire those Christians (and other people of faith) who are in need of support in their desire to raise their children non-violently. Often parents who choose this path are forced to stand in contradiction to their own religious teachers. Here you will find support for your adherence to the teachings of the Prince of peace in raising your children without hitting.

You will also find a growing movement on this site concerning different religions' stand on hitting children. The end goal of this is to impact religions to review their teachings on child rearing so that caring, instilling discipline, teaching limits and respect for self and others, can be accomplished without the need to hit and shame these little ones.

You are invited to send your stories, refer your friends, join a letter writing campaign, or do research on different religious belief's concerning raising children. Eventually we wish to come together in a conference to find ways of moving religions forward to support banning corporal punishment of children in this country.

Al Crowell, Coordinator,
Christians for Nonviolent Parenting

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