Quoting Quiverfull: Rod of Motherhood?

Quoting Quiverfull: Rod of Motherhood? February 1, 2017

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Your Humble, But Miraculous Rod

Editor’s note: Notice how Nancy is always promising a down through the generations victory if you just do motherhood her way? She manages to put down working mothers, modern society and anyone that does not do it her way. Failures are always blamed on some small deviation of the rules. Why not just be content to raise your children to be good people without worrying about the influence they will have on the world and future generations?

As Moses wielded his humble rod before Pharaoh, he received resistance, ridicule, and rejection. Yet in spite of this mockery and derision, he wrought mighty miracles–some of the most outstanding miracles the world has ever seen.

As you embrace motherhood and give your life to nurture and train the precious children God gives to you, you often receive resistance and ridicule too. “What are you doing staying home with your children when yo could be out in your career?”

Be encouraged. Your rod of motherhood may seem insignificant, but it produces great miracles. The career of motherhood is full of miracles. Every child God gives to you is a divine miracle. There never has been another child like your child in the history of the world, and there will never be another one like him or her again. Your child is a unique miracle, divinely created by the hand of God for specific purpose that none other will ever do.

Every day God gives you miracles of His wisdom, guidance, and protection as you mother your children. You may not even be aware of all the times God compassionately sends His ministering angels to save your children from disaster. I acknowledge that my children and grandchildren are only alive by the miraculous protection of God.

You have not yet seen all the great things God is yet to do through your children to bring salvation to people and to reveal God’s image in the earth.

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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  • pagankitty

    And so what happens when one of your kids becomes an atheist? Or is gay? Or doesn’t marry and have kids? Or has kids but doesn’t parent them the right way? Is your life pointless then?

  • Anonyme

    Where does this motherhood martyr complex come from? I have NEVER heard anyone ridicule women for choosing to be stay-at-home mothers instead of having a career (with or without kids).

  • Nea

    Every child is a divine miracle to be beaten, isolated, uneducated, and denied medicine.

  • B.A.

    When my mom re-entered the work force when my sister and I were 11 and 9,she was ridiculed for the opposite–being a working mother. She didn’t tell me this until after I was grown . She HAD to go back to work-we were having financial problems and this was in the ’70s,when inflation was so bad. She worked until she retired and I’m proud of her.

  • Saraquill

    If every child has a unique purpose, then what have Campbell’s children and grandchildren done?

  • Nadja

    They always forget about women whom can’t have kids or those whom don’t find a partner. As always, they only see the world through their reality. On their eyes those women are less than them.

    How would she feel about a couple of lesbians? One works the other is stay at home mum.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Re: “…Why not just be content to raise your children to be good people without worrying about the influence they will have on the world and future generations?…”

    I’m thinking that Nancy is trying to keep discouraged mothers from saying “@#$% this for a game of soldiers” and leaving Quiverfull.

    The flock is aware that the promised “joyful family life” isn’t materializing, so Nancy needs some other carrot to dangle in front of the faithful. She’s chosen one that can’t be disproven in this lifetime.

  • BondGurl7

    I am one of those who has struggled with infertility. One time, I asked one of these QF women, who had 6 children, how I was supposed to “fill my quiver” if God wasn’t allowing me to get pregnant, and she said “oh, you can just adopt.” They also tend to be quick to say that God must not want someone like me to be a mother, because there is something else He wants to work on me first. I finally went to a doctor and was able to conceive through IVF, which I am sure would make them get all flustered in righteous indignation.

  • Nadja

    I’m glad to hear you conceived.

  • A. Noyd

    Well, I could try to go poop out some brats of my own in the “miraculous” fashion that every sexually reproducing species on this earth somehow manages without even thinking about it. Or I could go on helping to nurture everyone else’s kids and make a living that way. Which I greatly prefer because while kids are awesome and I enjoy working hard to make their lives more fun, I’d rather not spend all my time around them.

  • Specky

    I had a Nancyoid tell me that I must be cursed by God because I only had 2 children.

  • BondGurl7

    A couple years after I had my amazing, beautiful son through IVF, I was listening to a radio talk show and the topic of IVF came up. The guy was Catholic, and proceeded to call children conceived through IVF “Frankenbabies.” I about lost my shit. I sent him an email, trying to explain some of the actual facts about the procedure, and included a picture of my son. The asshole responded with some lame excuses and wasn’t open to anything I was saying.
    Needless to say, I have never listened to his show again.