QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask 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.
Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies March 8, 2011
The ultimate glory and beauty of the female is her maternalness. This is who God created her to be—a nurturer, nourisher and nest-builder. This is the greatest anointing that we are to walk in as women. It is more than what we do; it is who we are. The most female thing that we can do is to embrace our maternalness and live it to the full. It is not insignificant. Motherhood originates in the very heart of God. One of the names of God, Almighty is translated El Shaddai in the Hebrew and means “the breasted one.”
Every female has maternal emotions, whether she has children or not. If God has blessed you with children, pour out your motherly affections upon them. You are doing what you were born to do. This is the glory of your femininity. If you have not been blessed with children, ask God who He wants you to pour out your motherly hormones upon. There are so many hurting in our world today—orphans, widows, single mothers, the elderly and the poor and the needy. This is how you will fulfill your destiny.
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