Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Tongue Yet Again?

Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Tongue Yet Again? July 25, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – A New Vision For Your Home

Editor’s note: One thing is surprising about Nancy Campbell – her ability to repackage the message of ‘control your thoughts and words’ and ‘no negative emotions or thoughts allowed’ into a myriad of messages that boil down to that simple ‘control yourself and BE HAPPY or ELSE!’ This is more of that.

How often do you use the word “edify” in your everyday language? It’s certainly not a very common word, is it? I wonder if your children know the meaning. I think the reason we don’t use it frequently is because it’s not a secular word. It’s a Bible word and occurs nearly 40 times in the New Testament.

It’s all about building up one another–encouraging one another, making one another strong and secure in the storms of life, and inspiring one another to grow stronger and stronger and taller and taller in the Lord.

It’s all about building up our home–building on the foundation of God’s Word, daily strengthening and encouraging our family unit, dispelling disunity, repairing rifts, hurts, and misunderstandings, and reaching forth for all that God has for us. As we build our family, we don’t want a half-finished building, but a magnificent building!

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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  • Nea

    I’m still pretty convinced she’s trying to harangue *herself* out of misery and depression. Leaving the cult is a luxury she does not have; she would lose too much and be demanded to face too much. So the only option left is to double down, triple down, prove her loyalty and hope that it convinces herself as well as others.

    All she’s got is shallow, useless, tortured and torturing misogynisitc platitudes, much like all Michelle Duggar could do with her son’s public disgrace was to tell *Anna* how to be a better wife.

  • Saraquill

    Campbell keeps telling people to do things she doesn’t practice.

  • Nightshade

    Not a secular word? Please Nancy, impart your exclusive wisdom and tell me what exactly makes a word secular, or not?

    According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edify the definition of edify reads like this:

    : to teach (someone) in a way that improves the mind or character

    transitive verb
    1
    archaic
    a : build
    b : establish
    2
    : to instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge : uplift; also : enlighten, inform

    I don’t see anything there that makes it specifically a ‘Bible word.’ If we don’t hear it used frequently that’s more likely because of that little word ‘archaic’ used in the definition. I wonder if your children know the meaning, Nancy.

  • SAO

    Edify is a perfectly good English word. It’s not especially biblical. I suspect Nancy thinks it is because her vocabulary is not extensive and she’s only seen it in the bible.

  • katiehippie

    Well, if it’s the only book you read….

  • AuntKaylea

    “Edify” is not a secular word? Perhaps, oh perhaps, the shunning of formal education is the reason it is unused in your circles.

    As the wife of a college professor, this is a regularly utilized word in our home and among our friends.

  • BCH

    I have to wonder how often she uses the word beget (or begat) in her daily language. If anything is a “Bible word,” its that…

  • Karen the rock whisperer

    Heel. Sit. Stay. Roll over. Got all that? I’ll find some new ones for you.

    Actually building up the people who are near and dear to you is a good thing. But do it because those people matter. Do it because you love them. Then it will be real support, not something you do because of some imaginary deity somewhere. People, especially children, are good at spotting ulterior motives. When you support your family to glorify your deity, you’re cheating your family. Support your family because they’re your loved ones.