Talk:Discipling and Shepherding

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Please don't use "/" in title, it makes it a sub page. Can we call it "discipling and shepherding" or just one of the two? ħumanUser talk:Human 00:50, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

I just noticed that, it makes shepherding a sub page of discipling. Anyway someone moved the page already so no big deal. Secret Squirrel 00:56, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
No big deal at all. I just wanted the people who new better to pick the new title. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
I think the shepherding page would've liked it that way ;) Wehpudicabok 17:43, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Is this discipling?[edit]

I thought "discipling" was more raising a child to be, eventually, born again. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 00:55, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

It means that too, but this is a specific movement also called discipling, in which somebody "disciples" another by the two entering into a D/S relationship. Secret Squirrel 00:58, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Why did you mistakenly capitalize "s"? ħumanUser talk:Human 01:46, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


This article is so Conservapedian it's not even funny. —signed by Lilfut 23:31, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

You're free to edit it and/or discuss why you think it's lacking....TheoryOfPractice (talk) 23:53, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Ignore the troll. Instead have a read through Is it a dating agency for men, or is it a religious thing? I'm really not certain. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 01:40, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
To clarify: This article tells almost nothing about the movement itself, instead focusing on its unfortunate initials. I'm all for pointing this sort of thing out, but at least describe the subject in detail alongside these comparisons.


Is there really a BDSM practice called Discipling and Shepherding? What does it involve? WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:06, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

I think it means dominance and submission.--"Shut up, Brx." 00:22, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't know a whole lot about this, but will try to fix up later. The article conflates Discipling and Shepherding with Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD). There is overlap, but they are separate things, and CDD incorporates BDSM. Further reading/linkdump: [1] [2] [3] [4] Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 00:44, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
The link (if there really is one) needs to be explained, or the joke made clearer. As it is now, it reads as if there's a BDSM practice with the same name, while the BDSM page linked to doesn't say anything about this. €₳$£ΘĪÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 07:37, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Entire article should probably be rewritten. Yeah, I started it and made it a one-joke article about the initials D/S. Discipling and shepherding isn't a BDSM practice per se, but it is a dominance and submission relationship nonetheless, albeit a non-sexual one. Anyhoo, this isn't the same RW it was a few years ago and the comparison to BDSM should probably be cut down to 1 sentence. Secret Squirrel (talk) 03:42, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

This is really really skewed[edit]

Could someone with more familiarity with the subject maybe expand on what it actually is? Hopefully without taking the BDSM joke too far (actually, it's already been taken to far. That's basically what the article is. A BDSM skit devoid of information)--"Shut up, Brx." 00:24, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

This article fails to do something important.[edit]

So I've read it twice, and there's a bunch of nudge-nudge innuendo, but the article doesn't really clearly tell us what it D and S is. At one point, we're told that "Discipling and Shepherding" involves a bunch of D and S. Is this a sexual practice, or is that part a metaphor? Can someone who actually knows what this is about fix this up a bit, please, maybe my putting a clear definition in the first 2 sentences or so? Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 05:02, 6 October 2015 (UTC)