Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Large Families Passed Over?

by Adeye Salem from No Greater Joy Mom - The Silent HurtEditor's note: This is something I've seen in churches, even quiverfull ones, where families with large numbers of children, special needs or not, aren't invited to events or social happenings. While it's bound to be hurtful is it realistic to expect every event or place to make special accommodations for a large quiverfull family if it means inconveniencing the majority of people there? Thoughts on this? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Older Mothers of Many Have It Best?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Answering Large Family Objections - Part 2 - My, How Old You Are!Editor's note: I don't even know where to start with this one because of the horrible ideas about what people who aren't Quiverfull do and the idea of having a staff of older children to run things. There's a reason that the medical community thinks that pregnancies in your forties are riskier, and it has nothing to do with the number of children you've had, how many twin pairs you've had or how young you are when you have your first. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Stay and Help Mama, or Go and Help Others?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easier Having Lots of Kids?

by Chaunie Brusie from Babble (how fitting!) - 10 Things Moms of Many Want You to KnowEditor's note: So this isn't exactly from a fundamentalist quiverfull momma perspective, more from someone not part of the religious constant child bearing world that wants to think having four children is the same as the nineteen kids in the Duggar family and feels like she's getting some pushback from the world for having four kids. But the idea that many hands make for much lighter work is one straight out of Quiverfull and a patent falsehood. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Children Are ‘Commodities’?

by Kelly Crawford from her blog Generation Cedar - What Makes Jesus Indignant?What makes Jesus indignant? Making fun of abuse survivors is probably pretty high up on that list. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Quiverfull Dillards?

Turns out that Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard are planning on being Quiverfull just like Jill's parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.  From the ABC News site - Why '19 Kids and Counting'  Jill Duggar Dillard Doesn't Mind Getting Pregnant Days After Wedding. "Derick and I want to leave up to God how many children we would have, whether that is two or 20." Pretty much says it all. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Commenting on Large Families Rude?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours!?!?! - If I Had a Nickel Everytime Someone SaidIs it really rude to comment when you see families much larger than the norm? It seems to me if you have made up the t-shirts in that photo, you name your blog 'Are They All Yours' and you go out in numbered matching t-shirts you're openly seeking attention. What do you think? … [Read more...]


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