Quoting Quiverfull: Getting On Up Again?

Quoting Quiverfull: Getting On Up Again? October 7, 2014

fallingby Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Get Up Again

While this isn’t necessarily bad advice in and of itself, knowing that Nancy is referring to pushing yourself beyond the limit as a quiverful momma makes this seem almost cruel. Perfect example of Nancy using coded language to seem like she’s saying one thing but actually promoting another idea entirely.

Everyone falls or fails or blows it at something. It’s human nature and it’s sad that she has to spell out the obvious. One of the things about the whole Patriarchal movement is that there is no room for imperfections, for human frailty, or just simply having a crappy day. It’s all or nothing. That cannot be emotionally healthy at all.

Have you blown it? You’ve fallen again! You feel as though you have failed! Don’t despair. God has put a principle in the universe that when we fall we will get up again. Isn’t that great? Jeremiah 8:4 says, “Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?”

If you’ve fallen, just get up again! That’s the way! Isn’t that how we encourage our little ones when theyare learning to walk or when they are learning anything new as they grow older? This is the same way God treats us. He knows that we are weak and frail, but He encourages us to get up again. If you have sinned, repent and receive God’s forgiveness which flows freely to you through His blood that He shed for you.

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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  • Jayn

    The issue becomes knowing when it is best to get back up and keep going and when to stop and recuperate from the fall (as well as having the space to be able to take that needed break, something I doubt Nancy would encourage women to have). If you trip and scrape your knee, sure get back up and keep going. If you trip and break your leg you’re just going to cause yourself more pain if you don’t give it a chance to heal.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Someone once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. I feel like this applies here.

  • Nightshade

    But if your husband knocks you down should you get up again? After all, he wants you down, and isn’t his will automatically his god’s will?…

    …somehow I typed the above lines without (much) sensation of nausea, maybe my bullshit tolerance is increasing?-or not.

  • KarenH

    According to Tubthumpers, yes. 😉

    Seriously, tho, I’m with you, if the Godly Godlike Manly Man of Godiness knocks you down, he wants you to stay down. I recommend a good kick to his Manly Ankles with the stilletto heels of womanhood.

  • Nightshade

    I can’t wear high heels-can’t keep my balance in them, it’s a downright safety hazard for me 😛 -but even I have to agree, that’s a terrific use for them.