Quoting Quiverfull: Using Roosevelt to Justify Gender Roles and Motherhood?

by Teddy Roosevelt as quoted by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - Teddy Roosevelt on Motherhood...Editor's note: Tim Bayly is also doubling down on the gender roles in this nation by reaching all the way back to a speech given by President Teddy Roosevelt in the last century. It was given to the Congress of Mothers. While it's not surprising that someone a hundred years ago gave a speech promoting motherhood to mothers, in this speech he also promoted some rather good and very liberal for time ideas of education for women and equality in marriage partnerships. Bayly has nothing to say about those things even if we know all these QF guys hate those two ideas.s … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Fun in Mothering Leads to Happiness?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Happiness is the By-Product of a Life Well-LivedEditor's note: Oh good gravy! Nowhere in this piece, not even in the unquoted bits is there really anything that really proves or addresses Lori's title that happiness comes by how you live. True that if you're fulfilled by being your most authentic genuine self you can have great happiness. But this kvetching about doing the right thing every time with your children leads to happiness, not having fun with them, isn't necessarily true. How many times at NLQ have we seen or read about frustrated joy-less parents controlling every aspect of their children's lives or suffering martyr-like through … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Primary Identity is as a Mother?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Your IdentityEditor's note: Nancy is at it again, claiming that our only God-given role in this world is as a walking uteri. Anything else is 'denying our identity'. I don't think any of this is as simple as Nancy tries to claim. Most of us wear a large variety of different roles through our days and the scope of our lives. Some of those roles might be motherhood, but not all of them. Her words even ignore the roles that righteous women in the Bible fulfilled, like Lydia of the purple cloth, or the women who traveled with and supported the ministry of Jesus, or even the unnamed Proverbs 31 woman who was buying and selling in the marketplace. Why … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – You Are Going Against God?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Selfishly Focused Upon ThemselvesEditor's note: Again I ask - who died and made Lori God's Right Hand? The teaching of young women by older women as talking about in the Bible happens best one on one in the churches, not shouting into the wind of the internet. Again she makes claims about studies citing various things without actually ever giving names of those studies or links. Sort of like Donald Trump when he floats a lie by starting with 'I heard'....If there are studies that prove what she's saying is true then the only way we can take her claims seriously is if she cites those studies. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Whining About Motherhood!?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Won't DrownEditor's note: Another of Nancy's 'The beatings will continue until morale improves' posts on the subject of motherhood. Yawn. She's such a nag and her messages all too repetitive. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Blaspheme When You Work Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Beautiful LifestyleEditor's note: So now Nancy is taking her theology to a scary strange place. She claims if you do not rejoice in staying home and being the most perfect, happy, joyous wife and mother while keeping your home perfect then you are blaspheming against God. Nancy does not provide any real scriptures to support this, acting like everyone should just KNOW this is God's intent for women.f … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Mothering Effects Eternity!?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Six Generations!Editor's note: It's always interesting how Nancy always manages to extrapolate out every silly thing you do as having eternal consequences and add 'must dos' to women's roles as wives and mothers. While mothering does have long term effects, both good and bad, I'm not sure I buy her you are mothering for eternity talk here. … [Read more...]

The Drama of Mother’s Day in High Demand Religion

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission For many reasons, Mother's Day takes on great significance for me this year. I turn fifty later this year, and my high hopes of possibility of having a baby of my own have vaporized with my age. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind – Warrior MamaEditor's note: More bad battle metaphors and self-congratulatory words. Yes, there's nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay at home mom, but don't deny others that option to choose and don't pretend you being a stay at home mother is some sort of culture warrior stance. It's just a choice, your choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind - Warrior MamaEditor's note: Why is everything a spiritual struggle for Quiverfull women?  I raised my children relatively easily without all this inner angst and warrior on a battlefield struggling that many Quiverfull mothers express. Motherhood isn't all roses and champagne but neither is it a battlefield, unless you deliberately make it one. How many generations of mothers have raised children without it being a battlefield? Plus who are all these nasty cruel people saying hateful things to children? … [Read more...]