Well, her example was a bit over the top, but I got what she meant. Brandon thinks if he says he's sorry everything's ok and everyone should forgive him. That's like a Catholic saying he can murder, cheat on his wife, etc., go to confession, and it's all ok... and then go out and do it again...because you know Brandon will spill all the beans again ASAP. Missing the whole part about resolving never to repeat the "sin". As to the wife beating analogy...that's exactly what goes on... the husband says I'm sorry and brings flowers, the wife forgives him, and all is dandy until the next time he loses his temper. Given the bizarro family Brandon comes from I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he's seen that role model...you apologize to the lady and she has to forgive you.
And speaking of bizarre family...I guess Brandon's early fatherhood is an example of the apple not falling far from the tree....or else dad got all the good genes in the Hantz family ... certainly Russell looks every minute of his age.
The dad is pushing Coach to commit to Brandon right in front of one of the other relatives!!!!???? Guess that's where Brandon learned his social skills. No wonder Coach took off like a rabbit.
Clearly dad could care less about playing like Jesus would....he wants Brandon to get the $$$, probably because he figures that's the only way the kid will ever come up with serious cash, and maybe because daddy figures he can guilt him into sharing it with dad. As was said above, looking at this family you can almost sympathize with Brandon's desperate desire for a black and white moral code.