Quoting Quiverfull: Queens Serve?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Do  You Want To Be A Queen?

Do you complain that all you seem to do is serve everyone in your home? Oh forgive me. I have been guilty of making the same complaint! However, did you know that serving belongs to rulers? It belongs to kings and queens.

When Rehoboam (King Solomon’s son) was about to become king of Israel he asked advice about how he should rule. The elders who had advised his father said to him, “If thou wilt be a SERVANT unto this people this day, and wilt SERVE THEM, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants forever” (1 Kings 12:7). These words were not spoken to a servant, but to one about to rule the richest kingdom on earth at that time.

God has also given mothers a kingdom to rule. He has put into our hands the task of managing our family and household. As the Managing Director of our home, we should also have this same attitude, the attitude of serving. It is the spirit of serving that will make you a great ruler. It is the secret of leadership.

Sadly, Rehoboam didn’t take this advice and instead lost 10 of the tribes of Israel. Don’t lose your authority. Embrace the spirit of serving.

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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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  • Madame

    I actually agree with Nancy Campbell on this one.
    Jesus also taught that leadership is serving. If men were taught this, that their supposed “headship” means becoming the lowliest servant of the home instead of the ruler and the one with the god-given right to have the upper hand in everything, the little card castle of Patriarchy would topple over.

  • http://yllommormon.blogspot.com/ aletha

    I’m just giggling imagining the Queen of England surrounded by a gaggle of kids and housework.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Madame, I agree with the theory, I just have a problem with Nancy Campbell saying it because I know she is only applying it to the ladies. This world would be a better place if everyone had a touch of servant leadership within them. Nancy would never dare hold any man accountable to that standard

  • Madame

    Oh, I agree, Suzanne, which is why I immediately applied it to the whole headship doctrine.

    I doubt Nancy (or her husband Colin, or any other QF-er) would ever feel this applies in the same way to men.

  • Kristen Rosser

    If only QFers would actually follow this, and stop treating their children as Rehoboam treated his subjects! Instead they seem to think that authority is all about inflicting harsh punishments. But it was his punitive authoritarianism that actually lost Rehoboam the kingdom.