I was forced to fight for my life several times. A agency wanted to me to move across the country for safety. Stupid, teen age me could only calculate the justice equities of the innocent being forced out rather than the perp going to jail. I was sacrificed many times for the rest of the family.
The prisons are full of despicable people who are not JWs. Just last week in Tuscon, the mentally ill perhaps person was not a Witness.
Spare the rod was interpreted as throw down the stairs, kick off walls, and whatever he felt like. One pattern became obvious. My bruises were rarely on a part of me that the public could see. One time he broke my glasses, leaving a substantial bruise on my face. My loving mother (and she truly was) told me I had to lie to my teacher. I lied. Teacher said all right. Friends broke into outrage of about five stating what happened. Teacher was annoyed at friends' statements. Work for her. I completely lied like a fiend. Very confusing.