I’m going to post two more Raised Quiverfull stories in the next two weeks: Skarlet’s story and Anne’s story. Each story will be posted individually, with each of the nine sections of questions as an individual post.
One thing I have found interesting about the Raised Quiverfull Project is how individual the experiences are – and how different. Some stories, like Joe’s, have parents who would have been abusive inside or outside of the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. Other stories, like mine, have parents who were otherwise good parents. Some stories, like Lisa’s, are rife with ongoing abuse. Other stories, like Mattie’s, are more positive. There’s also a lot of diversity in the current beliefs of the Raised Quiverfull participants. Some, like Joe and myself, are today atheists; others, like Latebloomer and Mattie, are emphatically still Christian; and others, like Lisa and Tricia, are still working out their beliefs.
The two stories I’m going to post now are very different from each other. Skarlet’s parents let her explore her beliefs and make her own choices upon adulthood while Anne’s parents cut off all contact with her after she left home. Skarlet remains today a fairly conservative