Quoting Quiverfull: Clumsy and Unfeeling?

by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy in “Cloistered Fruit”

To most young brides the husband appears clumsy and unfeeling. But as the wife continues to obey and reverence her young husband, he will grow in appreciation for her soul, and in time learn to care for her emotional and spiritual needs.

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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.

 

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Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 

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  • persephone

    And if he doesn’t, according to Debi, it’s all the wife’s fault.

  • Saraquill

    What should the husband do to earn reverence? Aside from being fastened to a penis.

    • aim2misbehave

      Have a Y chromosome, I think?

    • http://biblicalpersonhood.wordpress.com/ Retha Faurie

      Be married to her.

    • JetGirl

      Yeah, I got nothing.

  • http://biblicalpersonhood.wordpress.com/ Retha Faurie

    Debi: “If you give him all power over you, he will become nice.”

    Lord Acton: “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    Between Debi Pearl and Lord Acton, who do you think understand the nature of power best? And who, do you think, will best explain why Jesus made his “the princes of this world exercise authority… it should not be so among you” quote?

  • Kristen Rosser

    Healthy young men feel profoundly uncomfortable being “obeyed and reverenced.” They understand that they’re not gods.

    • Margaret Marquez

      couldnta said it better myself

  • wild little fox

    If he doesn’t know how to be sensitive to his wife she should not have married him in the first place.

  • MamaMay

    * Begin sarcasm* Yes, because good Christian husbands should be psychic and be able to read his wife’s mind… Because that is TOTALLY biblical….*end sarcasm*. In all seriousness, how does she expect a man to know his wifes needs? Or her his?


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