Quoting Quiverfull: Parsing Nancy Campbell – What Does This Mean?

Quoting Quiverfull: Parsing Nancy Campbell – What Does This Mean? August 24, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Are You a Well-Digger?

Editor’s note: Posting this because it’s so unclear and word-salad-y. Is Nancy trying to say that you must pray more, read your Bible more, try to press into God more? Her meaning isn’t very clear here and it’s one of the few recent posts at her ‘Women’s Encouragement’ that is not just a memed photograph or an announcement about a baby shower/bridal shower or asking for prayer for an ill grandchild.

God’s wells are deep. Deeper than you’ll ever need. But many times we dig shallow wells. We dig a little bit into God, but we are too busy pursuing the things of this life to dig too deep. We look to other sources for our help and sustenance rather than pressing into God Himself.

Even when you dig wells, the devil is around trying to fill them up and stop you receiving the water of life. Reading the story of Isaac in Genesis 26:15 it says: “For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had STOPPED them, and FILLED THEM WITH EARTH.”

Dear wives and mothers of children, let’s guard our wells. Don’t let them fill up with the things of this life–earthly things, shallow things, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Too many Christians live shallow lives. Let’s go beyond the shallowneess (sic) and dig deep. Deep into Christ. Deep into His Word.

Let’s take our children deeper. Too many families live shallow lives. Are you satisfied for your children to live shallow lives, getting a little of the Bible here and there? They have a little bit of Christianity, but more influence from their video games and electronics. Or do you want them to become deeper in God. Do you want them to be true well-diggers? You have to teach them how to dig wells in God.

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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