Quoting Quiverfull: Pouring Into?

Quoting Quiverfull: Pouring Into? May 6, 2013

by Voddie Baucham in film Return of the Daughters

“I don’t know why we allow ourselves to be poured into the world’s mold that somehow says to go out and pour your life into a stranger in order to build the ministry or the business of a stranger, equals freedom, equals liberty, equals fulfillment; but to do so with the man whom God has entrusted you as your father is a waste.”

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Fledgeling Feminist

    By this logic, every *man* should work for his father, too. Why would any person sign up to “pour their lives into building the lives and ministries of strangers”? That sounds terrible!

    But what VB is describing is the simple act of 1) applying for a job 2) negotiating terms acceptable to both parties 3) working in exchange for payment 4) receiving payment that allows you to support yourself. And yes, it does bring “freedom, liberty, and fulfillment.” Not every job is fabulous, but the ability to work and support yourself is freeing.

    There is also a false dichotomy: you either invest in strangers or your father. Most women (geez, most PEOPLE) value both working a job and investing in family relationships.

  • NeaDods

    *facepalm* The word “choice” just doesn’t exist for women in this world, does it? Because she makes it sound like all us fallen women just end up walking out into the world and grabbing some “stranger” to work for instead of, oh, CHOOSING our paths… and making friends, and sometimes family out of said “stranger.”

  • Madame

    the difference between freedom, liberty and fulfillment and being used is CHOICE. Every human being has to learn to find their own way and has to choose whom they want to support, if anyone. Many people, including women, have happy and successful careers that don’t demand that they pour themselves into anyone else’s business or ministry.

  • Nightshade

    One life being ‘poured into’ another is always a waste IMO. A human being is an individual, not just an extension of someone else.

  • Saraquill

    Not all dads are great. Several that have been mentioned on this blog are decidedly not.