Worthwhile Reads: Tangled Redux

Those of us who have left the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements have found the Disney movie Tangled especially poignant. In contrast, those in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements have found the movie disturbing. So I thought I'd take a moment to round up some of the responses from both sides of the aisle.Pro-Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull:Mangled: Stay At Home Daughters on the Silver Screen, on Ladies Against FeminismOur Response to Repunzel, on Visionary … [Read more...]

Focus on the Family on emotional abuse

I recently found an entry on emotional abuse on Focus on the Family's website. The article was clearly intended to help the church to identify, target, and reach out to women in emotionally abusive relationships. What's ironic is how often parents in Focus on the Family's brand of conservative Christianity, and especially in the even more conservative Christian Patriarchy or Quiverfull movements, employ the exact tactics described here as they attempt to keep their children in the … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Junior Mother

little mother

If you were an older daughter, do you feel that you were expected to play “mother” for your younger siblings? Explain. Joe: I wasn't the older daughter but I can explain about my eldest sister. She was not expected to play the mother and not even expected to be responsible if anything happened to any of her younger siblings.  Every one of us had the responsibility to be obedient and worshipful of Mama at every minute of every day.  My sister did take on the responsibility of being the seein … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Homemaking

Sierra of The Phoenix and Olive Branch has started a new series called "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" in which she will address "several aspects of evangelical-fundamentalist life that have good, bad and ugly sides." Her first segment, on homemaking, is now complete.Homemaking: The GoodHomemaking: The BadHomemaking: The Ugly … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Race

race

What role did race play in the Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull community in which you grew up? Were there any black or hispanic families? Were they treated differently? Joe: In the church I grew up in, there was never a non-white member – ever.  The church was not overtly racist, though they had issues with illegal immigration, but the services were very boring and would not have fit into a culture different from a bunch of white dudes and one off key old lady singing How Great Thou Art from a … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Marriage

marriage fighting

In many ways, every Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull couple has a different dynamic. What sort of a dynamic did your parents have? Was one more sold on the Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull ideology than the other? Or, if you grew up in a broken family, how did this affect your experience? Joe: When Mama discovered patriarchy, my parents were already divorced.  My dad had attended an IBLP Basic seminar as a young college student.  He brought the materials home to his dad who promptly threw it a … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Church

church2

What sort of a church did your family go to while you were growing up? Were the other families who attended the church also involved in the Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull movement? Joe: Before my parents divorced in 1987, we attended an American Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.  It was quite a liberal church.  They had a female pastor and preached about cultural issues with little Scripture, along with the typical Lutheran liturgical traditions. A highlight of my life there was … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X