by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Outdo One Another
Editor’s note: This is again one of those pieces or ideas that upon first glance isn’t bad, until you look deeper at what’s being said here. Notice that it mention nothing about receiving kindness in return or having any reason to not do these things? It’s great to show love to those you love, but I cannot help but think that behaving like this to a petty tyrant of a patriarch just might increase his abusive expectations and inflate an almost insufferable ego.
Sometimes we need to stir ourselves out of the rut. The good thing is that you don’t have to stay in the same old routine. Nothing ever happens without making it happen, but you can start to make it happen. Hebrews 10:24 (TLB) says: “LET US OUTDO each other in being helpful and kind to each other.”
I am sure you tell your husband every day that you love him. Even this can be a rut. Can you think of more exciting ways to remind him that you love him? Don’t say it once a day–perhaps ten times a day and in all different ways. Prepare his favorite meals. Do and say loving and kind things to him that you never have before.
OUTDO ONE ANOTHER. If he is especially loving to you, find a way to be even more loving back to him.
Begin this fun stimulating one another to love and good deeds among your whole family. Encourage the children to be competitive in showing love and doing nice things to their brothers and sisters.
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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