Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Our Wombs?

Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Our Wombs? October 16, 2013

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies blog – A Double Portion of Compassion

As we embrace the womb that God gave us and receive the children He wants to give us, we have the opportunity to reveal God’s mercy and compassion, not only to our little baby, and our other children, but to the world. When we embrace the womb, it brings an anointing of compassion and tenderness all over us. When we turn away from children, it is easier to become harder in our spirit.

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  • Baby_Raptor

    Huh. I didn’t need to have kids to develop mercy and compassion. Nor do I see any mercy or compassion in this woman.

  • Trollface McGee

    I suppose all the infertile couples are “hardened of spirit” or cursed or some other awful thing. I suppose that nuns and childless people who regularly volunteer to do good in their communities are all stone-hearted bad people.
    However, those people with tons of kids who embrace “breaking a child’s will” and hitting their child.. yeah great sense of mercy and compassion there.

  • My womb isn’t the problem. Other people telling what to do with my womb is the problem.

  • Joy

    Lol, I’ve had a hysterectomy. What are they going to say to me?

    Oh yeah, I should have done whatever I needed to in order to keep it. Riiight. Where’s that bottle of prescription painkillers and the repetitive surgeries I would have needed….

  • Baby_Raptor

    Nuns probably got a super special gift of The Warm Fuzzies when they promised their lives to god in their convent.

    I’ve never actually heard this claim, but it wouldn’t surprise me if I did.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Just point out that, if god really wanted to, he could still make you pregnant. After all, he supposedly created the universe. What’s one missing body part?

  • Saraquill

    Since when are males, prepubescent girls, the barren, virgins and the childfree lacking in compassion?

    Did she just insult J*sus?

  • Edie Moore McGee

    Yes, Nancy thinks we infertile people are hard of heart. She also thinks most hysterectomries are unnecessary and if you have had a disease in the lady parts, you have somehow rejected your womb. As a uterine cancer survivvor, Nancy, I have just one thing to say: “Thanks a lot, bitch.”

  • texcee

    I have one daughter, who was conceived after years of infertility, miscarriages, gynecological problems, surgical procedures, and fertility drugs. So, does only having one child make me a bad person?

  • Nea

    Especial that latter. None for the world when she says it will inevitably flow over.

    …flow over like the Yeats bathtub…

  • fiona64

    So … men can’t have compassion because they have no uterii? And that’s to say nothing of women who’ve had to undergo hysterectomies.

    Just when I think the quiver-full folk can’t say anything more ridiculous, someone manages to double down …

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Edie, I feel like saying the same thing to Nancy. I didn’t have cancer but I had a complete hysterectomy I should have had ten years before. Trying to be QF almost killed me and resulted in no babies. If I had been rejecting my womb wouldn’t I have had the doctor yank it out when he first suggested it ten years before?

  • Lauren Borrero

    I agree up to a point. If you are too physically weak to have a baby the n you should have an abortion to save your life. I myself would like to have kids but I would rather adopt.

  • Lauren Borrero

    I don’t think it does. Also congrats on finally having a child!

  • Allison the Great

    Ugh, I know. I’ve gotten that plenty of times. There’s no really nice way to put it, but I absolutely DO NOT want children. The reason being is because I have mild asperger’s syndrome and I just don’t think I can handle kids. Marriage, yes, I want that but mother hood does not appeal to me at all. That does not mean that I have hardened my heart. I love people, I love helping people. What really gets to me is the amount of contempt that these women have for people like me and others. They are so hateful and intolerant of those who view the world differently or the people that couldn’t fit into their narrow view of womanhood . I couldn’t fit into that if I tried, and why would I want to?