I’ve been sitting here for the past 3 days doing whatever research I could find on this. I’ve only so far found a few quotes on such topic, and it was about a wife cheating. Even then those quotes were from a different time. We don’t follow all rules of the last, now do we? Just because it was done, doesn’t mean it’s what should be done. It also doesn’t make it right. Know better, do better. The church never even had a stand on such a view until these past years. Past wives submit to your husbands, or wives fear your husbands.The word fear can be interrupted in a few different ways, and yes, one of them is by use of force. When you look at all other teachings how a husband should love his wife as himself, or as Christ loves the church. I think it’s safe to say God wasn’t for husbands punishing their wives in any physical way. I’m not against a husband discipline his spouse. Of course he should if she is failing in her duties! But it should still be done with respect to her hunan dignity. There are other forms of punishment that I would say would be even more effective then hitting.