QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and aks our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.
Families building walls. How does that translate to our opportunities, responsibilities? Thinking through what this election revealed about the majority of Americans, I think we have some practical counter-options:
- Reclaim our children. If we want them to think like the government, we’ll let the government educate them. If we want them to think like a Christian, we’ll educate them with a Christian worldview. That simple.
- Have children. There is power in numbers. Amen.
- We’ll lay up treasures in Heaven. Scripture says that we cannot serve two masters–both God and money (i.e. the things of the world.) Are we living this out before our children? Are we treasuring things with eternal value? Our relationships? Things that will impact the Kingdom?
- We’ll value our marriages and prioritize them above material or recreational pursuits. We’ll band together as one flesh and prove that a “three-chord strand is not easily broken”. Ecc. 4:12
- We’ll teach our children that God is our Provider.
- We’ll be ignited with a passion for sharing the gospel. Because truly, Jesus has the only answers for the problems that plague the hurting, broken and lost. They are looking, and we know where to find it.
- We’ll teach our children that we work for things we want. I wonder how many voters in this election voted for the President that would do for them what their parents have always done for them? Loving your children isn’t buying them everything they want. It is teaching them how money really works.
- We will resurrect orthopraxy. 1 John 2:6
- We will care enough to search ourselves deeply, and be willing to do more than just talk about what’s wrong. We’ll start with ourselves, our homes, and our children. We’ll be willing to do some things we formerly thought radical. We will begin to build the wall
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NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce