Quoting Quiverfull: Created Only to Look Pretty and Pop Out Babies?

Quoting Quiverfull: Created Only to Look Pretty and Pop Out Babies? November 22, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Created With Divine Purpose

Editor’s note: We haven’t quoted Nancy Campbell much here lately because her messages are always the same – Accept that God made you a woman and embrace all that is traditionally thought in long ago days that is the purpose of a woman. Notice that she’s obsessing yet again over the womb. Sorry Nancy, but we are all way more than walking wombs with a pair of breasts attached. a

What a privilege to be a woman!
We are created in the image of God.
We are created to reveal the nurturing and mothering heart of God.
We are created with a womb to be a life-giver.
We are created with breasts to nurture and nourish life.
We are created to be a vessel of God to bring forth life into this world–a life that is planned before the beginning of time, a life with a God-given purpose to fulfill on this earth, and a life that is an eternal soul. We are created to be the nurturers and trainers of God’s children, the children He gives to us to train on His behalf.
We are created to be feminine.
We are created to be a divine helper to our husband and blessed by God’s plan to live under his covering and protection.
We are created for good works.
We are created to bring glory to God.
Thank you, Lord God. What a privilege. And thank you for purpose for each new day

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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  • Karen the rock whisperer

    There’s a series of science fantasy books that start with a very famous title, Dune. The original author wrote several, and his son took over after his death and wrote several more. It’s set in a far, far future where there are no aliens, but some human groups have changed so much from our norm that they seem alien. One very secretive group, the Tleilaxu, have short stature, grayish skin, and only the men ever leave their home planet (where very few outsiders are allowed to visit, and never visit unescorted). No outsider has ever seen a Tleilaxu woman. Relatively late in the series (IIRC) it is revealed that Tleilaxu women, when they come of reproductive age, have their higher mind functions completely shut down and become immobile baby factories in special medical facilities. The Tleilaxu are genetic engineers who produce all kinds of made-to-order people from any DNA source group, and these people are all grown in the wombs of these things that were once women.

    Whenever I read one of these Patriarchal articles that pigeonhole women as nothing but baby-makers, I’m reminded of the Tleilaxu.

  • pagankitty

    I was actually amazed at how easy it was to turn this same logic to say men should always stay home:

    What a privilege to be a man!
    We are created in the image of God.
    We are created to reveal the hard and vengeful side of God.
    We are created with testicles to be a life-giver.
    We are created with muscles to to hold children.
    We are created to be a sword of God to protect the life in this world–a life that is planned before the beginning of time, a life with a God-given purpose to fulfill on this earth, and a life that is an eternal soul.
    We are created to be the nourishers and trainers of God’s children, the children He gives to us to train on His behalf.
    We are created to be masculine.
    We are created to be a husband and blessed by God’s plan to live under His covering and protection.
    We are good works.
    We are created to bring glory to God.
    Thank you, Lord God. What a privilege. And thank you for purpose for each new day.

  • Saraquill

    I’m surprised Campbell says women are created in G-d’s image. As for the rest, anyone want to donate to Planned Parenthood or a trans* support group in Campbell’s name?

  • Mirella222

    Sure, women have reproductive organs that allow us to give birth to children. However, we also have bodies that allow us to be amazing dancers and athletes; we have brains that can come up with everything from scientific discoveries to ingenious works of literature; we have hands that can paint masterpieces and operate microscopes; we have vocal cords that can debate political policy and sing the most beautiful songs. So stop reducing us to just one body part, because we are so much more than “vessels” to impregnate. And also: this whole idea is incredibly hurtful for sterile and infertile women, who are made to feel inferior for not being able to have children.

  • Jo

    My grandfather was a beautiful Christian man (Brethren) born at the turn of the 1900s and he did something that I thought was amazing, all his children, sons and daughters were allowed to attend university (college) in the 1940-50s. This was at a time when many women were discouraged from higher education or simply not allow to attend. He believed that women should be well educated, even if they decided to get married at not use that education in the workforce. My mother became a teacher and taught for many years – a very godly woman. Nancy Campbell would have said my grandfather was doing the wrong thing, a feminist before his times – he wasn’t, he saw women for more than babies and nurturing. He raised 4 daughters (one being my mother) who were very Godly women and through their pursuit, share their love of the Lord wherever they went. No matter how many times you tell women like Nancy Campbell, Lori Alexander, the Pearls that women CAN do more and still be keepers of their homes, they simply refuse to believe it can happen – even when you give them examples. They are wearing blinkers and nothing will change their views.

  • Jennny

    Leaving aside the lie that god’s plan for women is to pop out dozens of babies, I know I’m like a ‘stuck record’ but I can’t help it, i feel so strongly about it. Nancy et al STOP STOP STOP telling girls they only have any value if they are pretty. There is an epidemic of self-harm in the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/23/nhs-figures-show-shocking-rise-self-harm-young-people. Watching my wonderful 16yo friend struggle not to cut herself and agonise over her perfectly normal body shape is heartbreaking for friends and family.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I remember that! The women are called “axolotl tanks”. They’re reduced to the status of equipment. *shudder*

  • Anonyme

    I’ll stick to cats, thanks. They don’t need to be potty-trained, they clean themselves, and even kittens don’t take nearly as long to become independent as babies do. And they’re more entertaining. I have yet to meet a baby that will stun (or kill) a lizard and bring it to me, looking very proud of itself.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I’m sorry about your 16-year-old friend’s suffering. I hope she is under competent psychological care.

    However, I don’t agree with the article’s conclusions. I also question lumping attempted suicides, substance abuse, and self-cutting under the umbrella of “self-harm”. They’re NOT the same.

    And “increased sexualization”? Rapes and sexual abuse have always been among us; what’s changed is our willingness to discuss them.

  • Anonyme

    “As for the rest, anyone want to donate to Planned Parenthood or a trans* support group in Campbell’s name?”

    I will leave this here for your amusement. 😀
    http://www.mommyish.com/2016/11/17/planned-parenthood-has-received-more-than-20000-donations-in-mike-pences-name/

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Yeah, that’s true. Currently there are a pile of dead praying mantises on my front steps that have been kitty-slaughtered and brought to me. Babies don’t do that

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    And if babies *did* do such things, I’m not sure I’d be comfortable going to sleep with one of them in the house. 😉