Quoting Quiverfull: Stay At Home Mothers Must Control Their Thoughts?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Do You Have It All Together?Editor's note: Nancy has put together a list of how mothers need to be in order to be good Christian moms who are staying at home raising their children. Not all of her rules are listed below, just a few, but most of them boil down to the same thing: Trust God while you control your thoughts you selfish selfish women! I hate to tell her, but moments of negative thoughts, occasional freaking out, and admitting you don't always have it together is not failure. It's being a normal imperfect member of the human race and perfectly understandable. We're not designed to be perfect fembots! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Feed Your Kids Spiritual Junk Food?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Satisfied With Scraps?Editor's note: Disparaging of those that do not garden and cook healthy? Check. Denigration of regular physicals and medical care? Check. Demonization of popular culture? Check. Looks like Nancy has covered a lot of bases in the fear factoring list to control her followers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shallow Puddles or Deep Wells?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Shallow PuddlesEditor's note: While lately quoting from Nancy Campbell seems to be like pumping from a shallow puddle this is one of the few more lengthy posts that is not a graphic with scripture on it. Nancy seems to be saying that you have to give up the things/activities of this world and concentrate on God. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Parsing Nancy Campbell – What Does This Mean?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You a Well-Digger?Editor's note: Posting this because it's so unclear and word-salad-y. Is Nancy trying to say that you must pray more, read your Bible more, try to press into God more? Her meaning isn't very clear here and it's one of the few recent posts at her 'Women's Encouragement' that is not just a memed photograph or an announcement about a baby shower/bridal shower or asking for prayer for an ill grandchild. … [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: Homeschooling Only Creates Geniuses?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Do You Raise Your Children?Editor's note: Please note that Nancy cites no studies or sources for her assertion that homeschooling is the best way to create a child with a genius IQ. You'd think she'd at least name where she took that information. Oh, right, in the world of quiverfull female cultural enforcers are except from backing up their claims with real facts. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pokémon Isn’t Jesus?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What is Your Consuming Passion?Editor's note: In the Gospel According To Nancy if you are not radical completely sold out Christians 24 hours every single day then your kids will be seduced by the devil that is video games and Pokémon. More fear mongering. Perhaps if people were allowed to exist without constant badgering over things to fear there wouldn't be such a deep need for escapism in odd moments of the day. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bibles, Bibles, Everywhere?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - All Ears and EyesEditor's note: So much so wrong with these three paragraphs I barely know where to start. Nancy starts out in an unquoted bit trying to shame people that don't read their Bible constantly before moving to claim this is how you teach your children and moving on to say daily Bible reading is how someone cured their cancer. That's a lot of word salad for one plate and an series of ideas leaping around like a frog on meth. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Teaches Way Better Than Public School?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Getting Ready for the School Year?Editor's note: Since when has public school or even private schools for that matter taught in a 'half-hearted' way? Not when there are standardized tests at the state level to be passed. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Tongue Yet Again?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A New Vision For Your HomeEditor's note: One thing is surprising about Nancy Campbell - her ability to repackage the message of 'control your thoughts and words' and 'no negative emotions or thoughts allowed' into a myriad of messages that boil down to that simple 'control yourself and BE HAPPY or ELSE!' This is more of that. … [Read more...]