But make these words known to all your children, and to your wife who shall be as your sister; for she too refrains not from using her tongue. Hermas (A.D. 150) ch.11

“But do you, Hermas, no longer bear a grudge against your children, neither suffer your wife to have her way, so that they may be purified from their former sins. For they shall be chastised with a righteous chastisement, unless you bear a grudge against them yourself.” Hermas (A.D. 150) ch.11

“They cannot be afflicted otherwise,” said he, “unless you, the head of the [whole] house, be afflicted; for if you be afflicted, they also of necessity will be afflicted; but if you be prosperous, they can suffer no affliction.” Hermas (A.D. 150) Ante-Nicene Fathers vol.2 pg.38

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