“As parents, we are the only concept of God our young children have. In order to prepare their hearts and minds to choose future submission to God we must first teach them submission to us. It is far better, if forced to choose between the two, to teach children nothing about spiritual matters in favor of demanding temporal obedience to parents, than to try to fill their minds with spiritual things while allowing them to live disobediently.
Children learn to respond to God the same way they respond to their parents. If they won’t obey and submit to parents there is very little chance they will obey and submit to God without some sort of serious consequence interrupting their lives.”
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.
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