Quoting Quiverfull: Change Your Attitude Woman!

Quoting Quiverfull: Change Your Attitude Woman! September 26, 2014

grumpyby Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – What’s Your Attitude?

Paul wrote to the Corinthian believers, “I will very gladly spend and be spent for you”(2 Corinthians 12:15). The adding of “and be spent” adds the meaning of “vehemently, heartily, and exceedingly” to the phrase. This was Paul’s attitude to the new believers in Christ.

What about us mothers? We have precious lives in our care that God has given us to disciple. What is our attitude towards them? Are we willing to “spend and be spent,” or do we resent the fact that motherhood takes every bit of our energy and time? Read 1 Thessalonians 2:8, 9 for a little more understanding.

Paul’s attitude was not just because it was his duty, but “VERY GLADLY.” I often see mothers with the attitude of “very complaining,” “very resentful,” or “very unhappy.”

Come on now, dear mothers. You are in full time ministry for the Lord. You are discipling(sic) precious souls.

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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  • Saraquill

    Shall I point Nancy in the direction of some barren or spent fields? That way the feces spewing from her mouth will be of use.

  • Rachel Heston-Davis

    wow. Way to take a verse that has nothing to do with parenthood and apply it to parenthood.

    It’s almost like Quiverful peeps believe that there are two different interpretations of the Bible depending on which gender it’s being read to.

  • Sara Lin Wilde

    Oh dear bloody . . . in the name of all that’s . . . ugh.

    CHILDREN GROW UP. A woman who has devoted her entire existence to her darling little ones is going to find herself depressed and empty when, inevitably, they no longer need her. At that point, it will be difficult to refrain from crippling their growing independence to protect her from a purposeless existence.

    It’s really unhealthy to be that dependent on anybody else, but especially your dependent children who didn’t make a choice to be here and don’t have the life experience to distinguish healthy from unhealthy.

  • Joyce

    but you’re forgetting that women are supposed to give birth without ceasing (or is that pray without ceasing? or they the same thing? I’m confused). My point is, if you start young and pop one out every year until menopause, you should have lots of grandchildren to sacrifice to when your own babies grow up, and thus fulfil this commandment until your last day.

  • That is, if HAVING the babies doesn’t end up killing you in the process, thereby allowing your Lord and Husband to marry a younger model to be a replacement mother and start the whole God-Damned process over again.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Only if they’re male, though. Female children will grow up to repeat the process of birth and brainwash, so they aren’t important.

  • Nea

    Nancy Campbell: Same propaganda, different day.

  • Sara Lin Wilde

    Ah, yes. I had forgotten. Thank you for reminding me. If one is really lucky, one might earn the sanctified status of having died in childbirth, which surely results in automatic sainthood. It was so much easier to get back in the day – darn those medical advances, causing us to linger around ’til we’re old and useless. (Yup, being snarky.)