QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders 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 honestly and thoughtfully.
Johnathan Lindvall of Bold Christian Living “Sheltering Children”
This applies not only to us, but to our children. In 1 Corinthians 7:14 Paul makes it clear God wants our children to be “holy.” The world wants them to “fit in” and become socialized. God wants them to stick out–to “shine” before men. Many sincere Christians who oppose homeschooling argue that our children must be “salt” and “light” in the world. They are right! But they are wrong in that they believe the way to be “salt” and “light” is to mingle with the world. In fact, the opposite is true. Salt loses its savor through leaching, through dissipation. Light is dimmed by proximity to shadow-producing obstacles.
NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce