Quoting Quiverfull: Always Busy?

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by Pam Forster at Homeschooling Today - Lessons from the Ant What would these ants say if they ever stopped their work long enough to watch the children in that kitchen? “Why isn’t that boy cleaning up this mess?” “Why is that lady putting all the food away by herself? Why doesn’t someone help her?” “It’s going to take that girl a long time to wash those dishes if she keeps leaving before she’s done.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Thankful Makes Him Take Out the Trash?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of pastor Steven L Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours? -Some Exciting Changes (Editorial note: Check out the oh so Christian and loving t-shirt worn by her husband in the first photo in the original posting. Whatever happened to doing as the Bible says and praying for your leaders, even if you happen to abhor them?) These classes have been so much fun! I typically go in the evenings, so by the time I get home, the house is picked up, the kids have had dinner, are bathed and ready for bed, with teeth brushed, the dinner dishes are done, and story time is in full swing. If that sounds like a dream come true - well, it is! … [Read more...]

A Love That Multiplies Part 1 – Little Eyes Watching

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Introduction Chapter 1 - Little Eyes Watching: Psalm 127:2 - 'Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the is his reward' The start of this chapter gave me one the biggest laughs I've had in a long time. Psalm 127:2 actually reads - 'It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: More Love Via More Babies?

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by Michelle Duggar from ABC News - Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Trying For Baby Number 20 "My daughter, Jill, said to us, 'Mom, Dad, I don't understand why people would say that. Love really, truly multiplies…it doesn't divide. When you have more people in the family, there is that many more people to spread love all around!'" she said. "I think Jill said it very wisely; love does multiply. It's a joy, because there are that many more people and that much more love in the house!" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Ready For Courtship?

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by Michelle Duggar during TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" & at Parentables Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: How do you decide when one of the children is ready for courtship? In my home, we like to think very carefully about courtship and getting to know potential husbands and wives. Why would you consider really getting to know someone closely if you didn’t think that there would be a potential for marriage? A person really needs to ask themselves, are they at the point in their life where they are ready for marriage? If they are, they need to be careful in how they handle this whole idea of getting to know someone because the emotions and the hormones that … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Queens Serve?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Do  You Want To Be A Queen? Do you complain that all you seem to do is serve everyone in your home? Oh forgive me. I have been guilty of making the same complaint! However, did you know that serving belongs to rulers? It belongs to kings and queens. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: Mary’s Story

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly (Editor's note: This is the final post in the Voices of Sister-Moms series. You can read more of Mary's story over at Homeschoolers Anonymous) So I’ve been reading the articles this last week about the sister-moms and they have been hitting home. I am one of those sister-moms. I am the 2nd oldest of eight and the oldest girl.  Most of the time I felt like the oldest because my older brother wasn’t in the picture much for various reasons.  But anyway, in the Quiverfull movement, there is a world of difference being a boy in the family versus a girl.  I don’t really feel like going into my story in this document, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Benefits of Having Older Children?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - The Benefits and Pitfalls of Scheduling Having older children is a great asset for many reasons: They help set a pattern: When you have two parents and four older children all following a consistent schedule, the younger ones simply fall in line themselves, assuming it's just the way things are. … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Introduction—Laying out the Goal

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism To Train Up A Child, introduction   You probably know that I’ve been writing a page-by-page review of Debi Pearl’s manual on how to be a good wife, Created To Be His Help Meet. I’ve decided to begin doing the same for Michael and Debi Pearl’s child training manual, To Train Up A Child. Because the text is available online, I’m going to quote the entire thing over the course of this series rather than just excerpts. The end product will be the text of To Train Up A Child, with my commentary. I will be posting a new excerpt each Monday. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: Maia & Electra – A Tale of Two Sisters

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From the new series on Heather Doney's blog Becoming Worldly - Voices of Sister-Moms “Maia” and “Electra” are the pseudonyms chosen by the authors, two sisters raised in a Quiverfull family, as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]


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