by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Can You Hold Your Tongue?
Editor’s note: Everything in Quiverfull is about control, controlling, squashing out almost everything that is natural and normal as far as thoughts, words and emotions go. How healthy that for anyone? Not very.
What are you speaking into your husband and children today? Words of life and encouragement? Or words of negativity, fear, doubt, complaining, and unbelief?
My, our little tongue has such power, doesn’t it? James 3:6 tells us that even though our tongue is so tiny, “it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” This chapter reminds us that a huge ship in fierce winds can be turned about with “very small helm.” A large horse can be bridled with a little “bit.” Animals, birds, serpents, and even sea mammals can be tamed, but not the tongue (without God’s help).
The other Sunday in church my husband asked everyone to “hold their tongue.” Try it. Your tongue just doesn’t want to be held! It resists!
I know you can’t do this in your own strength. Nor can I. Let’s confess the life of Jesus and His righteousness that dwells within us. Only then can we speak righteously.
Have a positive-speaking, faith-building, praise-giving, and righteous-speaking day.
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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