Quoting Quiverfull: Technology is Too Distracting For Parents?

Quoting Quiverfull: Technology is Too Distracting For Parents? September 23, 2016

by June Fuentes from A Wise Woman Builds Her Home – The Christian Home: The Nursery

Editor’s note: Another wanna be female cultural enforcer proclaiming that all mothers and fathers must do it all with no help and no distractions, like technology. If you think technology is what is driving much of the slip shod parenting going on out there it’s likely you’re not living in reality. It’s hardly the worst thing going on in modern parenting.quotingquiverfull How many female cultural enforcers have we seen blaming technology for crummy parenting while USING technology to put that message across? Hypocrite much?

What a blushing shame and disgrace to the very name of Christian mother, it is for her to throw the whole care and responsibility of the nursery upon hired and irreligious servants. And why is this so often done? To relieve the mother from the trouble of her children, and afford her time and opportunity to mingle unfettered in the giddy world of fashionable dissipation. In circles of opulent society it would now be considered a drudgery and a disgrace for mothers to attend upon the duties of this responsible department of home. 

But the nurse cannot be a substitute for mother.”

–Rev. Samuel Phillips, The Christian Home
He goes on to say that both  parents are both responsible for a child’s upbringing and how we must not neglect these duties, especially in the Christian home. I pause and ponder the many ways children are neglected today and it just breaks my heart. While it might not be with nurses, there are other ways parents shirk their responsibilities.

With the surge of technology, I think it is even easier for parents to be distanced. We must be vigilant to protect the four walls of precious home and not grow comfortable living like everyone else. Heaven is our home. Not this world. We are strangers here and we must keep our children’s eyes on the eternal!

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

    …she does know that some sects of the Amish would let her join if she wants to that badly, doesn’t she?

  • pagankitty

    Tisk tisk. Spending all that time pondering about neglected children when she could be defending the four walls of her home! How dare she! Back to work!

  • SAO

    Sounds like it was written a century ago, in the horse and buggy era.

  • Nightshade

    This message brought to you using technology. Iron knee alert!

  • Rosa

    “But the nurse cannot be substitute for the mother” it s a quote from a book published in – wait for it – 1859. It was a time when, at least in wealthy families, the children did live with a nanny/nurse and were brought to see their parents once a day. It has nothing to do with todays mothers.
    And talk about children beeing neglected, if you have 10 children under the age of 15, I can guarantee some of the children are neglected.
    Ah, these people make me so angry

  • Jennny

    If they’d been alive when the wheel was invented she and the rev would
    probably be complaining about that too, after all God gave us muscles
    for moving things. I love the quote, not sure who said it, ‘I’m against
    change, even when it’s change for the better.’ and vow to myself as I
    get older that I will never get so set in my ways that I won’t be
    prepared to embrace progress.

  • Antoinette Herrera

    Shorter June Fuentes: Shame on these flighty mothers and their reliance on technology! They should jettison their advanced appliances, dismantle their HDTVs and computers, and destroy their smartphones. What, me first?! But God loves it when I use the Internet to shame women into doing as I say, oops, as He says.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Wait… didn’t the famed Proverbs 31 woman have a lot of female servants doing the actual scutwork needed to maintain her ideal home life?

    And is this supposed to be a slam at using day care/public school, or letting your kids have access to popular culture via the internet? The link no longer leads to the referenced posting, so I can’t tell.

  • AnonCar

    Moats don’t dig themselves y’know!

  • persephone

    The idea that mothers should raise their children was from the Victorian period. Women have always worked, usually unpaid, and childcare was handled by the elderly, disabled, all those members of the family unable to work. The concept of the nuclear family, which arose as a result of the Industrial Revolution, is very new. But these people don’t study any history, and they fail to note all the mentions of servants in the Bible.

  • Mermaid Warrior

    For real, I hate the attitude that it’s “nature” for women to stay in the house and do little other than care for children and clean. For the vast majority of people in human history, that kind of thing was a luxury. When there’s a lot of work to be done, it’s not a good idea to limit half of your population to only doing a few different jobs. Even if women didn’t have formal employment outside of the home, or if they weren’t doing hard labor type of jobs, they would still often do more than cook, clean, raise baybeez.