Quoting Quiverfull: An Interpersonal Space?

Quoting Quiverfull: An Interpersonal Space? February 26, 2014

by Ruth Schwenk from The Time Warp Wife – 2 Ways Every Wife Should Pursue Her Husband

Affection – Your husband wants to know he is desired. It’s not true that all he cares about is sex. He certainly cares about it, but he also wants to be wanted. Be a wife who initiates physical contact.

In Five Aspects of Woman, Barbara K.Mouser points out that this is a Biblical picture of wedded love, with man and wife. With marriage, a woman’s body becomes an interpersonal space, a place of fellowship for two people. Just as a virgin should guard the domain of her body, the wife should tend it and share it with her husband.

(Bolded Emphasis by NLQ)

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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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Trollface McGee

    It’s not true that your husband just wants sex – but let me tell you why that’s all he cares about.
    The Bible also says that husbands should make their bodies available for their wives but since women only have sex to please their husbands, I suppose it’s a moot point.

  • Okay, so most of the women who are submissive, godly wives are sex obsessed, immature, helpmeets who do nothing but either pander for their husband’s godly attention or are providing much needed physical support for him as godly sex-obsessed wives. They are either protesting too much, or pretending too much. Either way, when you give their lives the gravitas they deserve – it is hilarious! One gets the impression that the wife of the godly helpmeet is one orgy after another – or not. I’ve heard the men of the far religious right are really into popping Viagra. Now we know why!

  • Nea

    If piece of advice #1 is “women, your hooch is the only thing of value you have, and a wedding ring means you are no longer a complete and autonomous person but now to be part owned by someone else” I’m terrified to speculate in the hells of advice #2.

  • Nightshade

    Starts out well, acknowledging that men aren’t necessarily hormone-triggered rape machines, that they may be human beings capable of something more than physical urges, then heads downhill on a fast bobsled run. So a woman is supposed to be an ‘interpersonal space.’ Pinocchio got to be a real boy, doesn’t she ever get to be a real girl/woman?

  • attackfish

    Wow, as a woman, your body is space to be inhabited by you and your husband, and you just tend it for him. Says it all really. Strip away all the pretty of patriarchy, and it’s about men owning women and our bodies.

  • Not only is she supposed to give it up whenever her husband demands, she’s supposed to (sometimes) FAKE being in the mood so his precious man feelings don’t get hurt?
    Ugh. For a culture that values marriage, they sure make it sound awful at every turn.

  • tulips

    Marriage = demotion to grounds keeper? Pass.