Editor’s note: Another female cultural enforcer competing for alpha status on her claims that motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER!!!!!!….. While it is fun to think that every child you raise has the potential to be the most awesome of all time who will impact history, the reality is that 99.99% of people just aren’t going to turn out to be that. And that is okay. The world needs everyone, from those in humble positions through exalted. This idea of raising superior people who will take over the world for Christ that flourishes in Evangelicalism and in Quiverfull is a ridiculous one in light of how most of these kids turn out. Look at the Pearl children or those of Nancy Campbell and others. There’s not a one that has ended up being a dynamic world-changer even by the anemic standards of Quiverfull.
Mothers, do we understand that what is done in the four walls of our home–that it is holy work done to the Lord? As we teach that small child to stand, are you praying that one day he will stand strong for the Lord against wickedness? As you teach him to walk, are you teaching them to walk to the lost and preach the gospel? When you teach them to read, are you telling them that one day they will read the Word to the masses and that lives will be transformed forever?
In other words are you raising your children to be world changers? Yesterday I gathered all my children together and shared with them how God gave them life for the soul purpose of changing the world—for HIM. Who is the child who understands his purpose in life—his calling? Where is the child who has been whispered to and reminded that he will one day change the world since he was a wee babe? How would our lives have been different had our mothers embraced such a vision?
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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