Quoting Quiverfull: Bite Your Tongue?

From Ladies Against Feminism – Godly Speech

People say,” I always say what I think,” as if that is a good quality, that is a terrible quality. I wouldn’t admit it to anybody. In fact, I would confess it before God. And also, somebody who always speaks what is on his mind and on his emotions is somebody who is a slave to his emotions. I feel sorry for the poor person. Even if what you say is right, even if what you say is true, there are sometimes, you’re just going to keep your mouth closed.

You’re going to ask yourself, now how does this good or right statement, how is it going to effect this person, the words that I use. Is this the opportune time to tell this person the truth?

I’m not telling you to compromise. I’m not telling you ever to compromise or negotiate with the truth, but I am saying, think. We must think, I’m telling myself as well as you, we must think before we speak. What is the best way to express this, so that this person knows what is on my heart? Is this person ready to hear what I have to say?

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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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Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 

About Suzanne Calulu
  • persephone

    On the one side, there’s tact and good manners. On the other, there’s being a doormat. On another, there’s Debi Pearl.

  • Madame

    I hope this woman isn’t homeschooling her children. Her grammar and punctuation are a disaster!

  • Lolly

    ” In fact, I would confess it before God. And also, somebody who always speaks what is on his mind and on his emotions is somebody who is a slave to his emotions.”

    His, his, his. Since when do men have emotions in their land?

    But anyway, she carefully uses the phrase “this person” and never says “she” or anything about women in particular. It almost seems like “this person” said something to her, hurt her deeply, and she has to suck it up because “this person” is a man. She is dealing with it by scolding everyone else. This post makes me want to hug her and say “it’s OK”.


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