Introducing, Raised Quiverfull!

Nine young adults who were raised in families involved in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements have come together here to answer questions about their upbringing, their questioning, and their transition to lives in the normal world. Ranging in age from their early twenties to their early thirties, all have questioned and left the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements and all but one blog against what they see as the destructive results of those movements.

These nine young adults come from an array of backgrounds (no two families in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements are identical) and have today arrived at a variety of perspectives (while all have in some form questioned, rethought, and rejected the ideas behind the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, their current positions on religion and family are not identical). One is male, four are students, five are parents, and two (Melissa and Sarah) are siblings.

The questions are divided into nine categories, each containing three to five related questions. I will be posting each question separately, and posting one category of questions each week for the next nine weeks. The first post will be up tomorrow. All of these questions will then be available under my Raised Quiverfull tab.


Question Categories:

Introductory Qs — Living the Life — A Gendered Childhood

Homeschooling — Purity — Questioning

Relating to Family — Coping — Helping Others



Joe of Incongruous Circumspection

Latebloomer of Past Tense, Present Progressive

Libby Anne of Love Joy Feminism

Lisa of Broken Daughters

Mattie of The Nest Egg

Melissa of Permission to Live

Sarah of Enigma

Sierra of The Phoenix and the Olive Branch


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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.

  • Melissa@Permission to Live

    I am so excited about this! It’s going to be super interesting.

  • machintelligence

    This sounds intriguing . BTW Libby Anne, your “Why I Am an Atheist” essay has posted at Pharyngula on FTB.

  • Godlesspanther

    I’m looking forward to this. I was completely unaware of the Quiverfull movement until I was inspired to do a Youtube video on Michael Pearl by another YT video artist. The internet research that I did on Pearl led me to Vyckie Garrison’s blog on Quiverfull.

    Vyckie stated something to the effect of– even when she was a dedicated Quiverfull member she thought Pearl’s “advice” to be sadistic and insane.

  • S. Lane

    I’m so glad you’re not posting all parts in one day or my work day would be SHOT.