Quoting Quiverfull: Exchanging Boxes?

Quoting Quiverfull: Exchanging Boxes? November 8, 2013

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Never Before and Never Again

Everyone of your children are unique individuals. They have different gifts. They will learn differently. They are not meant to be put in a box!

The government wants all the children in the state system to be put in a box. They want to brainwash with their humanist and progressive agenda so they will think like them.

But, God wants your children to think like Him. And He has a special purpose for each one of your children. Give them freedom to be who God created them to be. Let them fulfill their giftings. You may find that as they begin to do this that will start home businesses in their young years that could eventually be their life’s work.

We glorify God when we embrace who He created us to be.

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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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  • lodrelhai

    The mental dissonance it takes for someone who insists that ALL girls are to be mothers and housewives, and ALL boys are to be macho leaders, to say someone ELSE is trying to put their children in a box and make them all the same is so painful, I’m surprised her head didn’t explode writing it.

  • TLC

    And she doesn’t mention any other way they can fulfill their giftings is to start their own home businesses.

    What makes these quiverfullers think they’re raising entrepreneurs? Yiu have to be brave, daring, strong, courageous and outspoken to run your own business. You have to stand up for yourself because there’s no one else to do it for you. You have to be open to change and trying new things, as well as constantly meeting new people to promote your business. I kniw this because I’ve been doing this myself for the past five years. It’s not for the faint of heart.

    I just don’t see these quiverfull kids having these qualities.

  • Nea

    That may play in Peoria, but anyone who’s been to public school and seen the vast differences in opinion the students have all the way through is just going to point and laugh and laugh and laugh.

    And public school kids start home businesses. Public school kids invent. Public school kids innovate. Public school kids save lives — obviously Campbell is unaware of the 15-year-old boy who has come up with a simple, easy, effective test for pancreatic cancer. And from his interview with Stephen Colbert, it’s obvious that that young man thanks his public middle school science classes and was never trained to put his parent’s slightest wish into instant action over his own interests.

    Campbell can come back and brag when a QF teen invents something similar. I’m not going to hold my breath.

  • Saraquill

    I don’t think she believes in wearing pants. Does this mean her skirt’s on fire?

  • Madame

    Her British pants (which I assume Australians also wear) could be on fire.

  • Lenore Kaibel

    The interesting thing to me is that homeschooling has become almost exclusively associated with Christian Patriarchy based communities. I agree that public school as it stands is not a great situation for children. Yet the idea that what is essentially a cult or group of cults that limits both genders lives to such narrowly defined roles is going to help anyone “fulfill their giftings” or express individuality would be laughable were it not so sad.

  • Periphrastic

    Let them fulfill their “giftings”, unless they are gender-inappropriate according to your narrow and non-Biblical ideas of appropriate activities for each gender. The “box” problem of public schools was very difficult for me as a kid, but patriarchal homeschooling would have killed me, and I’m not employing hyperbole there.

  • $66283444

    “We don’t need no…education…” Sorry, couldn’t help myself. lol