Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Pray Too Much Because It’s Idolatry?

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Pray Too Much Because It’s Idolatry? October 27, 2015

quotingquiverfullby Peaceful Wife from Peacefulwife.com – Can You Pray Too Much For Your Marriage?

Editor’s note: This blog was found through a friend of a friend of Biblical Gender Roles. Did you know there are tons of Christian blogs focused on forcing your spouse to have sex with you? Both sexes even. This bit illustrates some of the more crazy-making ideas that get passed around Evangelical Quiverfull – That idea that you’re not doing it right as defined by someone else – that extra Biblical nonsense where the writer/ministry/pastor follows a random thought down a toxic rabbit hole. This says you’re not praying enough, this says you pray too much and another claims your prayers are you worshiping your idol. You just cannot win as a woman in this faith world.

Here is something that may be shocking – but I have noticed it in my own life:

If there is something I REALLY want and I constantly want to pray about it and nothing else – that may be a sign that this particular thing may be more important to me than Christ is. If I am more obsessed with God fixing my marriage than my knowing God more – this thing may be an idol.

It is possible to make healing our marriage, having a godly marriage, our husband’s salvation, feeling loved by our husbands, our happiness, romance, or anything else into an idol. Sometimes we pray constantly about something because we want it more than anything in the world and we are terrified to face the idea of not having what we want. Faith is about seeking God’s will far above our own and “dying to” our own will. That is what Jesus means about that those who want to be His disciples “take up their cross daily and follow” Him (Luke 9:23).

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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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