by Kim Newsome from Nancy Campbell’s Above Rubies – A Quarrelsome Wife
Editor’s note: This is just toxic! Toxic thinking, toxic blaming, toxic theology. Another ‘Shut up woman!’ moment. What is it about men in the world of Quiverfull that every single bit of less than gushing words by their wives is considered ‘quarrelsome’?
It’s a dreary life with a quarrelsome wife;
I’d rather be out in the rain.
Her nagging words drip out from a constant spout;
I feel cold and drenched and in pain.
The corner of a roof is where I’d like to be
To escape the constant war.
It’s safer and warmer and more comfortable;
Why should I come down for more
Of that complaining and discord and conflict and strife
From that woman You gave me to keep as a wife!
Or maybe I’ll live in a hot, dry desert
Wandering and dying of thirst.
Since in my own home my needs are not met,
Living there is definitely the worst.
The home I dream of holds a wife who’s content;
A woman placidly happy would be heaven-sent.
She’s satisfied, loving and usually unruffled;
Her infrequent criticism she tries to keep muffled.
This wife brings me good;
I feel understood.
I jump down from my roof and run in from the rain;
To be apart from this woman would just be insane!
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