My mother once said "Whatever you feed grows". It can apply to a whole lot of different things. It was a statement of caution. Some people become obsessive with certain activities or thoughts. The number one thing I have been spanked for since starting DD has been going over my 2 hour a day limit on the computer. It's just SO HARD. My husband is obsessive about fishing. He fishes about once a week. When I acted sad, because he was going the second time in one week, he reminded me of all the time we get to have together. He works very early hours so he's home in the early afternoons, and he has 3 days off every week. He was feeling guilty because I was "pouting." He decided he would make it easier for me by changing my computer rule. I was sooooo excited when he said that I could be on the computer as much as I wanted on the days he was gone fishing. I spent almost every second he was gone. Pinterest, Facebook, DD blogs, etc. etc. It was great. I even wished he would be gone a good while. 
      There hasn't been another day of fishing, but there was another spanking for the same dang rule. He hadn't asked me in so long about how much time I had been on the computer. I was keeping up on my daily chores (mostly). After that full day of just pure computer time pleasure, not having to watch the clock, it was hard to go back. The first day, I went over about 30 minutes. The second day I was on there an hour and a half over. The third day, I just threw caution to the wind. I was on the computer about six hours. I was repinning all kinds of cool stuff and recipes. That night while we were spending our cuddle time in bed, before sleep, he asked me. "Oh Crap" was my response in my head. "Ummmm?" was my response out loud. He kept questioning me, then he said "You're not going to tell me?". I shook my head, and said I didn't want to. He said "Well, you know what that means. Not tonight, but it's gonna happen." It was after midnight. Part of me wanted to go ahead and get it over with, but the other part wanted to put it off as long as possible.
    The following day, my husband got home, and did not mention the spanking. He announced about 4pm that he would like to go eat Mexican food. When it got closer to supper time, he said he was ready to go. I said so are we putting it off until tomorrow, because I don't want to be full of Mexican food. He said "Put off what?". I quietly said the spanking. He HAD FORGOTTEN AND I REMINDED HIM! (DUHHH!!). Anyway he said "Ok, Let's get it done." I said or we can wait until tomorrow. He was off the next day. He agreed. Yea!!
    When I woke up, I turned over and saw that my husband was awake. Glad he was off, I smiled at him and we both greeted each other with a kiss and a "good morning". That's where the fun stopped. I didn't know the spanking  was going to be  the very first thing he wanted to do. He said "You need to get up, go to the restroom or whatever you need to do, because it's time. We might as well get it out of the way." UGGGGG. I don't really even like to communicate much in the morning. I slowly got out of bed, took my time away, brushed my teeth, combed my hair, got a drink, etc. I got back to find my bed linens all rearranged, and the oak paddle on the nightstand. I dreaded it, but was not too concerned. My husband usually stops when I quit saying ouch and oh, and start saying please and that hurts. Not this time. I actually had the "going limp" experience that I've read about on other blogs. I never though I would cry during a spanking, but I did. 
     I will not be braking the computer rule anymore, and be thankful for my new freedom when he's fishing. I will never think "It will be worth it", because now I've had something I really will try to avoid. You know, like my mom said "Whatever you feed grows." Well, I've been feeding my husband info on the DD lifestyle. He has certainly grown, and become less fearful of spanking me. Oh, I've been on here an hour and a half of my 2 hours, so I will close this ramble. God bless you all, Belle L.

The wonderful Christina and Jim from http://redbootywoman.blogspot.co.uk gave us permission to quote them. Here Christina explores her own submission.

Submission or Not? Throughout my relationship with Jim and our path along the Domestic Discipline highway, I've thought about, analyzed and struggled with the term, "submission". Do I consider myself a submissive woman and wife?  Sometimes I think I have a concrete answer, and other times I question whether or not submission is part of my reality.  

When I look up the term, submission, in the dictionary, or online through Wikipedia, I can get different threads of information that may or not seem relevant to me, since there is no one real definition. The common idea is that it involves the giving of oneself, to another person, in body, mind and spirit, and in doing so, gives control to the recipient. In our relationship, that ‘control’ is assumed by him in matters of decision making, authority and discipline.  Ideally, the concept of submission is voluntary and consensual, since force isn’t a concept that is validated by Domestic Discipline.   

Submission is based on trust and respect.  That one is very easy.  I trust Jim with all things and anything and at any time or place.  I respect him in many ways; as a man, husband, father, provider, and HoH.  I really respect that he is a man with alpha tendencies.  In fact, I find that quality very sexy and appealing.  Does that mean I’m submissive?  

I obey the rules he has for me, as his wife, and for our family.  I submit to his authority and try very hard to accept that his decision in matters is final.  I submit to his discipline and accept the benefits that spanking has in my own being and our relationship. Sometimes, I do these with some internal struggle and resistance, while others is with calm and grace.  Does that mean that I’m submissive but in denial?  

I understand that for some women, some of whom I know, they can find submission to be both liberating and exciting and feel anything but diminished by it.  I have nothing against, non-dominant men but I am not drawn to them for a life partner.  I love the fact that Jim can be an alpha male, in control with confidence in his authority, and capable of enforcing it with kindness, consideration and love.  Does loving such a man make him the dominant and me the submissive one?  

I think my final decision to the question of submission, is that I don’t know whether or not I would consider it a quality of mine.  I submit to his authority because I love him.  I submit to his discipline because he loves me. 

Maybe, in the end, for us, it doesn’t matter all that much about submission.

The most artfully and articulately written blog post to convince a man why he should spank his wife when she wants him to. from 

Dear Head of the House,

Your wife has gathered up the courage to ask something of you that you never saw coming. Please understand how vulnerable she is making herself simply by bringing up the subject. She’s hoping you won’t think less of her. And she certainly doesn’t want to be ridiculed. 

She would never have come to you with this if it weren’t for two things.  First, she needs you very much. She’s tired of going it alone and trying to live according to a cultural standard that just doesn’t work for her.  She picked you for her mate because you have strength that she especially needs. Second, she trusts you. She knows that if you take on this role, it might be painful for her at times, but she knows she’ll be safe in your hands.

She trusts you. She needs you. What more does a man need to launch him into action?  These are the things that touch the core of our souls and inspire us to be and do whatever it takes to fulfill our responsibility. 

Are you man enough?

I’m not telling you to be bullying or violent. I’m not telling you to motivate her with rage and intimidation. I’m suggesting that you need to lead this relationship.  Take the initiative and recognize what the needs of the marriage are. Show some confidence in directing how you and she will live with each other.   

Spanking won’t work for most women, but yours has asked you for it.  What are you going to do?

There are specific reasons why a woman wants/needs her husband to use spanking as a partial means to enforce his leadership. 

She needs to know that you’re strong enough to be the leader. She doesn’t like being in the leader’s position. She’ll do it if it’s needed. In fact, many men have abdicated their role as leaders and have taken on a passive, even disinterested position, waiting for the woman to tell them what to do for the relationship.  The woman will step into the empty position that you’re not filling, but unless the husband is incapacitated with illness or injury, she resents it.

However, giving up the leadership position isn’t always easy. She needs you to demonstrate that you are in charge. For some, a spanking firmly establishes both your roles.

Women don’t like to be nags. In fact, they really hate it. They hate it so much that they’ll sometimes graduate from nagging to bitchy (sorry ladies).  They don’t want to be your momma and they don’t want you to be a little boy. They want a lover and a leader.

Of course, it can become a habit to nag. Perhaps they were raised with parents where the woman had to nag. If you are head of the household, take initiative in making things right in the house, the home, and the marriage. Part of that role is insisting that you be treated with respect, just as you should treat her with respect.  Sometimes that means correcting long term behavior—like nagging.  And when it has been mutually agreed on, spanking is used to make that correction. 

Spanking is for discipline. Sometimes it’s for punishment but also for direction. It’s a means of helping the woman do those things that are important for her welfare as well as for the welfare of the home. Some men spank their wives if they don’t take care of themselves though exercise, diet, etc. I sometimes spank my wife if she hasn’t done enough artwork—because that’s something that’s really good for her.  I also use spanking if she neglects her daily tasks because it keeps the house, her world, and our lives in order. Spanking keeps the chaos at bay. 

There are things your wife should be doing. You both know it. But she needs your leadership to get her moving.  If she has told you spanking helps her do it, then be grateful you have a definite means of action to improve your lives.

Spanking resets her.  Women have to struggle in ways that we can’t imagine when it comes to hormones. The monthly cycle that really isn’t that regular, PMS, pre-menopause, then menopause—I don’t how all that feels but I see that it can drive them crazy. Even after years, we’ll get surprised by the emotional storm that can come from our sweet ladies.  Most men adopt a “duck and cover” mode.  Some men react meanly with ridicule and reactionary anger. But what they really need is for us to recognize that they are struggling, face their emotional storm calmly without getting offended, and take action.

In a DD relationship, spanking is used to stabilize the woman during these hormonal storms. Many women have written in their blogs about how much it helps them get through the worst of it. Of course, you have to take an experimental approach.  Some things work, some don’t.   

Some people think spanking helps a woman with her depression and there’s some talk out there that research has indicated this to be true.  My own wife has suffered from depression and in addition to counseling, getting medication, exercise, and rest, I added spanking. If she didn’t feel like getting up after I told her to, she got a spanking. If she languished on the couch and didn’t do her work because she felt so awful, unless she was really sick, she got a spanking. I once spanked her pretty hard three times in one day (the closest I came to actually bruising her).  But I haven’t done it since because she hasn’t been so terribly depressed since then. 

It was a gamble, but it worked. 

Spanking brings conflict to an end and helps you move on. I have a rule for myself. If I’ve spanked my wife for something she did wrong, I can’t bring it up again the next time I’m upset about something—that’s a petty, passive aggressive form of punishment. BTW, when you do something wrong, be the leader, own up to it, and correct it without anyone telling you. 

But shouldn’t SHE do these things on her own without my insisting on it? If she loves me why can’t she act like she should on her own?

When she asks for your help by spanking her, she’s done something pretty drastic, don’t you think? She’s telling you that your life together is so important that she’ll take your direction. 

I’m going to go ahead and say it although it sounds terribly chauvinistic: We husbands are supposed to be the leaders. We’re supposed to show some strength and take on this role. I’m not claiming that we’re better—far from it. But we are supposed to do what we were designed to do and that’s to lead the family. 

Spanking your woman, even if she has given overall consent, is not easy. She’s not going to make it easy. She’ll argue, get mad, then be mad afterwards. Don’t expect her to say, “Right honey. I know I deserve this. I appreciate your doing this for me.” But she does.  You have to be strong enough to override her resistance.  It’s part of earning her respect. 

Spanking is an intimate activity. It’s private. It requires vulnerability. It hurts. It helps. It might lead to sex, but it might not.  It requires your wisdom, restraint, and courage. And it’s not for everybody.

But if your wife has asked for it, you should consider stepping up to do it.