NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Quiverfulls So Tightly Control Who Their Children Marry?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.During a recent sweep through the websites which seek to further the Quiverfull agenda I landed on the Botkin sisters page -- Visionary Daughters. There have been fewer and fewer updates there in the last few years as the girls get older and are still unmarried. The only daughters in this family of Quiverfull enforcers are still unmarried at thirty and thirty two years old. Surprising after all the years of propaganda about preparing for marriage at their page. Yet there are no marriages or suitors coming for them that anyone can see. If the aim of … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Giving Our Daughters to the Imperfect?

by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait - Giving our daughters to imperfect young men As harsh and unfeeling as it sounds to our ears, a daughter is not seen in Scripture as a rose to be hidden under glass, but a gift to be given. Her fruitfulness is frequently mentioned, her delicate sensibilities less so. She is seen as at her best when rising to a difficult task, not when tenderly sheltered. And the entire focus of Scripture is not on her father, but on her husband. How then can it be the role of that father to refuse to give her to that husband? … [Read more...]