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Dorothy Martyn Explains What She Means By "<i>Beyond Deserving</i>"

Dorothy Martyn Explains What She Means By “Beyond Deserving

Taken from the introduction to Dr. Martyn’s now classic child psychology text–a must-read for Mockingbirds everywhere (especially those with children)–Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited, here’s a quick word from one of our esteemed 2009 Conference speakers, emphasis hers: This phrase, “beyond deserving,” may be a bit puzzling at first glance. After all, the […]

Dorothy Martyn on Timothy McVeigh and Responsible Irresponsibility

Dorothy Martyn on Timothy McVeigh and Responsible Irresponsibility

From Dorothy Martyn’s masterful treatise on child psychology Beyond Deserving. A few of these lines have appeared on here before, but the longer quote is terrific, especially in conjunction with the Milosz poem below. From pages 155-156: ’I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul’ has remained for some who learned […]

Good News for Misbehaving Children (and Their Parents, Too): Dorothy Martyn's <i>Beyond Deserving</i>

Good News for Misbehaving Children (and Their Parents, Too): Dorothy Martyn’s Beyond Deserving

A fixture on the Mockingbird Reading List is Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited by Dorothy Martyn. Dr. Martyn is a child psychologist, a committed Freudian, and yes, a Christian of the most grace-centered kind. Don’t be put off by the slightly academic cover and title–the real thrust of the book is theological and […]