Quoting Quiverfull: God Loves Emily Post?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What's Their Answer?Editor's note: Sometimes I get the feeling that Nancy is out of things to talk about and starts scraping the bottom of the 'make others feel guilty and inadequate' barrel and posts like this one are the result. Why should one word answers not be enough? Does God worship all things polite and mannerly? Hey, at least the kid answered the question. I suppose one word answers might be considered rude but is this really the thing you want to focus on in parenting? Manners can be important but this is sort of over the top on many levels. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So God Visits Women Also During Rape and Incest?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Would You Like God to Visit You?Editor's note: Clearly Nancy is only referring to conception of a baby during marriage. But what about all the women who get pregnant from forced sex, date rape, violent sexual assaults or from being sexually abused by a family member? Where is God when those types of conceptions are happening. Following her reasoning either God isn't involved directly in conception or He is all about forced sex as well as marital sanctioned sex. Which is it? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Complain About Motherhood?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What's Your Confession?Editor's note: The usual from Nancy about how we can never think ugly thoughts or anything not 100% all of the time or else. Nancy must wish that "Stepford Wives" is a reality instead of a book and series of movies. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – Is Having Negative Emotions Part of Life?


This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursday evening or Friday morning posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's question is based upon all the reams of materials churned out by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy and a host of other women seeking to control others in the name of Jesus. Much of their advice stems along the lines of telling you to control your thoughts and your emotions, to allow no negative anything in your life. For example: Say you have one of those days where everything you touch in the course of your day turns into a disaster. Under these ladies theories you are not … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Get In A Rut In Your Marriage?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Outdo One AnotherEditor's note: Wow, that's some advice. Not necessarily bad advice, but advice from Nancy's generation that has nothing to do with living as a committed, submitted Quiverfull wife. The thing is with this advice is it can rebound in two bad ways, 1 - if you really don't 'feel' the feelings of overwhelming love towards your spouse he's going on pick up on the fact that you're doing this out of rout obedience and not genuine affection Let's be real here, in a marriage there are going to be those days when you don't feel that over the top love sensation you felt in the beginning, there are seasons and there's nothing wrong with that. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Your Womb & Breasts?


by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Blessing of Your WombEditor's note:  I believe that Nancy sometimes recycles posts from years before. I swear I have seen this word for word last year. Plus she doubles down on her ridiculous assertion that 'Woman' comes from 'Womb Man' - which is not true. I'm guessing she's all about blaming any woman who's womb doesn't work right.  Yeah, yeah, we get it Nancy, we should worship our wombs because without them we couldn't fulfill your own personal mandate of growing enough babies to field our own personal sports team. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bless Your Husband or Else?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Are You Blessing Your Family Today?Editor's note: Nancy seems pretty obsessional about being beyond submitted to your husband. You have to bless him all the time according to Nancy-world. This message about being a 'blessing' isn't necessarily a bad one, I've found that a card or perfectly timed phone call can be just what's needed in the moment, but being that this is Nancy Campbell suggesting being the blessing you can count on this not being a suggestion, but a command. Like so much in Quiverfull those things that are good in the outside world becomes poisonous when it is ordered instead of given freely. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easter Edition Shaming – Be a Sheep, Not a Goat?

Clever goat knows to climb up to get fed by tourists in the Mennonite community in Central Virginia - Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Shepherding Our FlockEditor's note: Be sure to go to the original site and read Nancy's entire screed on sheep, and how they cannot care for themselves at all. She tries to say that the sheep are like us, that we cannot feed ourselves spiritually or clean ourselves, or anything else, without her version of God. Below is her dig at working mothers and how they are like the unGodly goats mentioned in the Bible. No matter what Nancy says I think I'd rather be a goat because goats can survive on all sorts of odd foodstuffs and they are more sure footed for climbing over obstacles and mountains. They are also far more clever than the average sheep. I want … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Stressing You Selfish Woman?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Do You Need Refreshing?Editor's note: So let me get this straight: you're stressed out and need refreshing so Nancy says you have to yoke yourself to Jesus, even though this doesn't take away or ease whatever it is that's stressing you out? I must be missing something here because it sounds like she's telling you to take on more burdens. Nancy Campbell word salad. … [Read more...]

Cry Baby

Image by Kaleesha Williams

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsWho are you crying for? Me. I weep for myself, for the me that was.  Part of the grief process, I suppose.  The stark contrast between my life now and the life I was living two years ago continues to jump out at me at occasionally and I end up in tears.  The scars are all there… … [Read more...]