Quoting Quiverfull: Common Sense For Once?

Quoting Quiverfull: Common Sense For Once? November 9, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church – Balance in the Christian Life

Editor’s note: They say even a stopped watch is right twice a day, and so it is with Steven Anderson. This is actually decent advice for a change. Balance in life is important. But I’m guessing he disapproves of any reading material that isn’t the Bible or Biblical commentaries.

We live in a day of specialization, when we ought to strive to be general practitioners. What I mean by that is that we should try to achieve balance rather than going overboard in any one area of life. There are people who cultivate their brain and not their body, and there are others who get plenty of exercise yet don’t feed their mind. Some people will excel in an area such as art or music but can’t hold down a job because they lack practical skills. Ideally, we should get some smarts, get exercise, be musical, and work hard. Investing some time into each of these areas can help us to accomplish more for the Lord.

The best way to develop the mind is to read. You may not think reading is your thing, but you need to make it your thing because God gave us his word in written form. Ask God for wisdom, and then do your part by including reading as an important part of your daily routine.

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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  • AuntKaylea

    As someone who has required the care of a specialized surgeon – I would caution against viewing specialization as necessarily “bad”. I think that forcing people to choose “balance” can be just as oppressive as anything else.

    The pursuit of health looks different on each person. Neglecting ones’ self is never good – but who defines what is appropriate balance?

  • Friend

    We should be grateful to all the artists, writers, musicians, and philosophers who give us their products even though they can’t make ends meet by tutoring or slinging hash. In fact, we ARE grateful to them, because we don’t know about their financial straits: we just read their books or listen to their music or behold their art.

    We should also be grateful to their families, friends, hangers-on, and neighbors, who help organize the lives of these men and women so they can practice their callings.

    There are geniuses who enrich our world who do lack that practical side. No need to criticize them.