by 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.