Part 2 – Chapter 1: Filling the World to Overflowing – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell's 'Be Fruitful and Multiply' by Suzanne TitkemeyerSorry it's taken this long to get to the end of the first chapter but every day I saw this book sitting on the edge of my desk, would stare at it and mutter 'um, no.'Let's get started. Nancy starts this section by saying that everything we're heard or read about the world's overpopulation problem is a bunch of malarky. Yet she offers no studies, no facts or figures and no scientific basis at all. Just the Bible. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easier Having Lots of Kids?

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by Chaunie Brusie from Babble (how fitting!) - 10 Things Moms of Many Want You to KnowEditor's note: So this isn't exactly from a fundamentalist quiverfull momma perspective, more from someone not part of the religious constant child bearing world that wants to think having four children is the same as the nineteen kids in the Duggar family and feels like she's getting some pushback from the world for having four kids. But the idea that many hands make for much lighter work is one straight out of Quiverfull and a patent falsehood. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Devil Hates Christian Marriage?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Building on the Right FoundationEditor's note: And continuing on the same theme that his wife, Nancy Campbell, uses here is some blaming the world for being evil and claiming you have to keep your children protected from that same evil world. They are in lockstep with each other. They love to make mothers live in fear and denigrate anyone that doesn't agree with their agenda. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If You Are Not Having Babies Left & Right You Are Worshiping The Wrong God?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - What's The Reason?Editor's note: Nancy returning time and time again to the message of have as many babies as possible or you are sinning backsliding big time plus not worshiping the 'right' God. Fear, the heart of the Quiverfull movement. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Single Girls Get To Be ‘Holy’?

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by Anna at Young Keepers of the Home - How Should We View Being Single?Editor's note: Whenever I run across ladies that say use your single years to be holy and once you marry you must be serving and pleasing your husbands and children I just want to ask them why they limit themselves to such teeny tiny little boxes for their life plans. Many of the women in the Bible held up as examples didn't lead such scripted lives in a limited sphere so why do that to yourself? Quiverfull theology sets you up for this life of being less than your talents and desires. … [Read more...]

Waking Up To Hidden Abuse In The Christian Faith

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix A year and six months ago, I officially chose to no longer identify as a Christian. It was the summer of 2012. Since then, many well meaning people have goaded me, guilted me, and mistakenly told me I was confusing all of Christianity for the abusive religious cult I grew up in. They told me it was ok to reject the cult I grew up in, but that I shouldn't reject all of Christianity as well.Well, guess what. I reject it all.  I reject the teachings of the abusive, patriarchal Christian cult I grew up in. And I reject mainstream, evangelical Christianity today. In my opinion, it is imbued with toxic, demeaning beliefs. I wrote about this to … [Read more...]

Part 1 -Chapter 1: The First Commandment – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell’s “Be Fruitful & Multiply” by Suzanne TitkemeyerNancy starts off the book by claiming that the words God spoke to Adam and Eve after making Eve from Adam's rib were the First Commandment. She thinks that the words of Genesis 1:27-28 are the first thing that humans are commanded to do, 'Be fruitful and multiple, and replenish the earth, and subdue it", not the actual first commandment that Jesus himself reiterates in the New Testament  - "I am thy Lord God and thou shalt have no other gods before me"? … [Read more...]

The Child as Viper: How Voddie Baucham’s Theology of Children Promotes Abuse

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous. Cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's note: A very long read but worthwhile. The more this type of harmful theology is exposed to the general public it creates a much smaller chance that someone else will be taken in by it. Note: the following piece is a long-form article. If you prefer to download and print the article for more convenient reading, you can view and download the article as a PDF here. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Voddie Baucham Believes in Militant Fecundity?

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by Voddie Baucham from his 'Child Training' sermon at Hardin Baptist Church bravely transcribed by R.L. Stollar from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's note: Notice that while Mr. Baucham doesn't call this mindset 'Quiverfull' he does use the same scriptures and ideas to promote having as many children as possible without any regard for ability to support the children or exemptions for physical problems that would make childbirth life threatening for the mother. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Going To A Quiverfull Church While Infertile Why?

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by Jennifer from her blog A Home With A Purpose - When Being At Church Hurts: InfertilityEditor's note: This is truly heartbreaking, being a member of a church that embraces Quiverfull yet unable to have any babies. Being tortured with frustration at the easy fecundity of others in your church isn't being 'sanctified', it is cruel, it would be cruel of any deity to demand you be constantly in the presence of your deepest desires with no way to obtain them. That's not a loving God. … [Read more...]


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