How to Encourage Your Husband: Part 2 – Verbalize

This is a series looking at the marriage advice given in Nancy Campbell’s book ‘How to Encourage Your Husband’.While packing for a move I have turned up are books, terrible idiotic books filled with toxic advice. One of those books is by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies ‘How to Encourage Your Husband’. I think I ended up with this book in the aftermath of leaving my old church, given to me by one of my former friends that thought it would ‘help’ my marriage since in her eyes my husband leaving our old church meant that I wasn’t doing my job of wife well enough. Reading through this book now I cannot help but laugh at some of the suggestions. The book is entirely written by commenters and co … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your House MUST Stay Full?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Full HouseEditor's note: Wow, so it's not enough that you stay home, keep your house spotless, perfectly decorated and raise the kids. Now you must pack your house with others and keep them fed and entertained in the name of Jesus. That bar just keeps getting higher and higher, doesn't is? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Eat Dinner at the Table Because God?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Where is Your Family?Editor's note: Nancy has circled back around to one of her favorite straw man arguments - the need of the family to eat every meal, but most especially dinner at the table with each other. She's not worried about if the family can put food on that table or if that family is filled with abuse, just that they eat together. At least this time she's not insisting on fine china, tablecloths and spices. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sunday School Turns Kids Into Atheists?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Only Twelve Years OldEditor's note: Has it ever dawned on Nancy that keeping children from Sunday School and in the main service with the parents is just as likely to result in non-believing kids? When I think about the hours of boredom I've personally seen children exhibit when forced to sit in a hard chair and listen to the droning voice of an adult speaking of things they don't understand I don't see the advantage. More harmful isolation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do it Happily and Shut Up!?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Put Your Heart Into It!Editor's note: Whenever I see advice from Nancy and others ordering you to do it CHEERFULLY I want to visit physical harm to them. Let's face it, not everything about raising children or keeping a home running is easy, not even if you are a stay at home mother. Is anyone ever smiling and happy when scrubbing a child's vomit off every surface in the house during a bout of stomach flu sweeping through the family? Or just gutting through the day to day? Nope, emotional denial is unhealthy no matter why you're doing it. Better to acknowledge you're not exactly jumping for joy and move on to just do the thing before you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Control Your Children’s Future Food Preferences?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Feed the Five SensesEditor's note: So this is the last bit of Nancy's many days insistence on you serving every meal perfectly with all the family gathered around. This time she's insisting that you can junk food proof your children by what you serve, all the while insisting you use spices and serve the tastiest food ever! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Set That Table, You Lazy Woman?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Feed the Five SensesEditor's note: We've not quoted Nancy much lately because she's been on a single subject for a couple of weeks, just like she did last year over the idea of planting a garden - the importance of having dinner with the family at the dinner table. In this piece she starts out making up new rules about how you serve dinner. Edited out the part where she claims you must use a table cloth, candles and flowers to make the table 'pretty'. What does she think most stay at home mothers are doing all day? She must think they do very little to add more rules. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Selfish Mothers Abandon Their Kids to Daycare?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - InseparableEditor's note: Nancy wants to throw shame at those mothers that do anything other than hold their new babies and breastfeed them. What is wrong with reading a book or listening to music while holding your newborn as they sleep? What's wrong with allowing others to care for your child as you need? … [Read more...]

Nancy Campbell Says to Pregnant Women: God is INTERESTED in Every Minute Detail of Your Baby’s Life

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserMaybe you’ve been longing for this day. Or maybe it’s a surprise! Maybe it wasn’t the news you wanted to hear! Whatever the reason, I want to remind you that it is a MIRACLE FROM GOD. God is the author of this life. He destined this child. He has plans and purposes for this precious one. Let’s contemplate on the MIRACLE.God chose you to be the MOTHER of His child.  God is INTERESTED in every minute detail of your baby, from creating every part of his/her body in the womb to His plans for his/her life in the future— Nancy Campbell, Above Rubies, It’s a Miracle!, March 13, 2017If, as Nancy Cam … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Guard Your Children’s Friends?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Guard Your Children's FriendsEditor's note: Nancy explains her reasons for isolating children as much as possible from 'The World' because they might be influenced to sin. Hmm, let's see - Nancy loves to claim that God is super-mighty and if you raise your children right they will stay on the right path. Then she turns around and says you have to isolate those same kids so that they do not sin. … [Read more...]