Quoting Quiverfull: Suck It Up and Be Joyful?

Quoting Quiverfull: Suck It Up and Be Joyful? October 14, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – What’s Your Barometer Reading?

Editor’s note:  Nancy Campbell again ordering all of her followers to have only happy emotions no matter what. Ten kids and no plumbing? So what, be joyful (or take a whole lot of Valiums, sorry, my suggestion my bad) and wait for the slow man to fix your plumbing. Sorry, I’m not buying it. There are some circumstances where it’s perfectly normal to have less than joyful emotions. Not having plumbing would be one of those times.

What’s the joy on your barometer today? A tiny bit of joy? Perhaps you’re half way up the barometer? Anyone up to the top and overflowing?

Psalm 16:11 says: “In thy presence is fullness of joy.” Fullness means up to the top and overflowing. How do you get to experience this amount of joy? Only one way. By living in His presence. It’s not according to Your circumstances or what trauma you face.

My daughter, Evangeline was sharing with us on Sunday how God challenged her about this. Her husband has been redoing their kitchen and renewing all the plumbing in their house. With ten children she has had no stove and no water for two and a half months! Can you be filled with joy in the midst of this? Not in the natural, but yes, as you live in the presence of the Lord.

If we have no joy, or only a tiny bit of joy, it’s because we live in the flesh. We are fixed on our problems instead. Dear mother, fix your eyes on the Lord today. Live in His presence, for it is an absolute face that in His presence is FULLNESS OF JOY.

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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  • KarenH

    Dear Nancy. Fuck off and be die-ful.

  • KarenH

    I just wanna know how they’ve managed to not have the home condemned until there’s water service.

    Back when I lived in a condo, we had a sprinkler system water pipe burst on the 3rd floor. The good news was that because it was the sprinkler system, the fire department was immediately alerted (they are alerted if water begins moving through the system). The bad news was that because it was the sprinkler system, water was pumping many gallons of water a minute and in the 40 minutes it took for the fire department to arrive, break into the (unoccupied) condo and turn of the water, the two units directly underneath were a complete loss. Literally. Both units had to be gutted to the studs and rebuilt, the vast majority of the property inside was ruined beyond repair.

    But because the pipes could not be repaired that same day, the water to the building had to be turned off which meant our building was temporarily condemned as “unfit for occupancy” and we all had to find temporary quarters for the 4 days it took to return water service to the building. (This happened on Dec 23, 2008–a date which shall live in infamy….. 😀 )

    If they’re still allowed to live there, I’m guessing none of this work this dude is going is permitted.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I would guess they were allowed to live there because no one official knew. I lived in a condo that had a pipe rupture that took a week to be fixed and everyone in our building had to move out because it was a code violation to live in a dwelling without running water. I remember when I had my youngest child one of the questions the hospital asked is if your home had running water and when I asked why they were asking that particular question was told that they had to call CPS if the answer was no because the state required running water in any home that a newborn would be living in.

    But being that these are the Pearls living in rural Tennessee I am pretty sure no one would tell on them and they likely would not have known if there was a law requiring water in the home. Funny how many of Nancy’s tales of her daughters seem to involve their living in 3rd world poverty.

  • Anonyme

    Nancy would save a lot of time if she condensed every post to “you’re not good enough and will never be good enough. Oh, and you’re not happy enough either.”

  • Abigail Smith

    That sums it up perfectly. It would save her lots of time and postage to send out her magazine (which she always asks for money for). I’m glad I never donated to their “cause”

  • Abigail Smith

    Trials are supposed to be things you didn’t bring on yourself and have no control over….Her husband caused the issue with the plumbing and chose not to fix it. That’s not a trial or a reason to “jump for joy”; it’s stupidity. This is not a third world country where this is the (unfortunate) norm. And her mother lives on the same property…how about she sucks it up and is joyful from having 12 extra people in her house so they can have some running water?

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    You forgot ‘Grow a garden’ and ‘birth them babies’

  • Astrin Ymris

    In addition to slut-shaming and fat-shaming, CPM women have to put up with Nancy’s human-shaming.

  • persephone

    Someone commented here once that the local cops and sheriff don’t touch the Campbells because of their popularity and/or some belief that the Campbells are really good Christians who should be left alone.

  • gimpi1

    I had the water-main break last year on a Friday night. We were sure we would be stuck without water for the weekend, but a crew came out Saturday, and was able to dig up the old line (almost 40 feet) and replace it THAT DAY! Southwest Plumbing rocks!

  • lady_black

    If that were me, he wouldn’t have eaten for the last two and a half months, and I would be staying someplace else until the plumbing was restored.