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.
Jim Bob Duggar from the book “A Love That Multiplies”
“To explain the importance of purity (saving yourself for the one God has made for you), I [Jim Bob] told the other children, “Imagine that your parents are going to surprise with and give you a brand new bike for Christmas. Two weeks before Christmas, they buy your bike and hide it in the strange shed in the back yard. But then the boy next door sneaks into the shed and borrows your new bike; he stunt rides it up and down the back alley. On Christmas morning, your parents lead you out to the shed to reveal the special gift they bought for you, and as they open the door and say ‘Surprise!’ they’re just as surprised as you are. You’re all shocked to see that the bike looks like it’s been thrown off a cliff. The front fender is missing, and the front tire is warped so it rubs on the frame. It’s dirty, the paint is all scratched and chipped, and the seat has a big rip in it. IT looks worse than something you would have bought at a garage sale. I’m sure you would still be grateful for the bike, and you would have fun riding it, but it won’t be in the condition your parents hoped and dreamed it would be when you received it. You would miss out on a lot of enjoyment they meant for you to have.”
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