Quoting Quiverfull: “Making” Yourself Pleasant?

Quoting Quiverfull: “Making” Yourself Pleasant? May 29, 2014

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – A Beautiful Word

One of the beautiful Hebrew words in the Bible is ta’ anuwg and it means “delightful, lovely, precious, cherished, pleasant.” This word is used in three different ways about family life.

1) The love of a husband and wife. In Song of Solomon 7:6 NLT the husband says to his wife, “Oh, how beautiful you are! How pleasing my love, how full of delights!” Why is she so delightful? Because she takes time to make herself delightful and pleasant to her husband.

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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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  • Nea

    Every time I see Above Rubies in the credit, I know it’s going to be another syrup-sweet dose of pure poison about how no woman but her ever quite measures up. (And she, of course, does it all happily and effortlessly.)

  • persephone

    Every time Nancy starts defining words, my BS meter hits 11.

  • Allison the Great

    Oh look, the the emotionless robot is giving the weak and sinful humans advice again, ain’t that sweet?

  • Joy

    Her point #2…children are to be “fondled”?! Nancy dear, I think that has a different connotation that what you are going for…

  • Frankly, my husband finds me delightful even when I haven’t moved from the couch, I’m still in my jammies, and I haven’t cooked (or shaved) for a week. He loves ME for who I am, not because I simper, smile, and serve.
    But silly me for thinking my relationship is preferable. I’m clearly a heathen.

  • Nea

    A staggeringly bad choice of word considering the explosion of molestation cases in the fundamentalist world right now. (Friendly Atheist has an interesting post that links all the neo-Calvinists and how their interlinked regimes are tottering.)

  • Edie Moore McGee

    What occurred to me is that I love my daughter so much that I leave her education to people who actually know how to teach children.

  • Allison the Great

    Exactly, if you’re going to spend your life with someone, you’re going to have to be prepared to love them no matter what. What Nancy Campbell is trying to do is get women to keep playing a character. The person that they really are is always hidden from their husbands. In a way, she’s telling women that their husbands can never love them for who they are.

  • B.E. Miller

    That is one creepy picture, and somehow very suited to this.

  • Silver

    Funny how the same woman who asks “why would we want to leave our delightful homes?” is an international speaker…

  • Nea

    So many of the women who loudly think all of us should be confined to home and church can’t be arsed to stay within those limits themselves.