Worthwhile Reads: Older Quiverfull Daughters and Parenting

Quiverfull ideology states that older daughters learn the skills they will need to be a mother by practicing on their younger siblings. By essentially “raising” a handful of children while in high school, older quiverfull daughters prepare themselves for their own roles as mothers. A growing number of articles by women who grew up as older daughters in quiverfull families is challenging this idea.

Preparing for Marriage and Kids, by Lisa

The Fun Mom, by Melissa

Diapers, Crowd Control, Parenting, and Me, by Libby Anne

When Marriage Looks Like the Only Escape
Christian Patriarchy on Educating Daughters
Israel Wayne on the (Patriarchal) Father's Role
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.

  • http://www.jbowersphotography.com Joe

    Andrea Yates was “Quiverfull”. Just saying.

  • http://nonais.org Esbee

    Reading about quiverfull lifestyle and those who broke away from it leads me to one questions….were those QF daughters ever told by their parents that they loved you– just for who you are and that you did not have to accomplish one darn thing to keep that Love? Did the pastors of the churches you attended ever preach on God’s love for His people?