Understanding the Duggars: A Series of Posts at ‘Redeeming Dinah’

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission.Editor's note: Cindy has put a ton of work into compiling just about anything you could ever want to know about TLC's the Duggar family. Posting this at NLQ so we can have a reference to all that is Duggar and Quiverfull. Thanks for doing this Cindy!As part of a presentation, I decided to create what is essentially an online bibliography for those interested in background information about the Duggars, the Independent Fundamental Baptists (IFB), Gothard, Quiverfull, and the Troubled Teen Homes within the IFB. Information about them all can be accessed … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Are Delicate Fainting Flowers?

by Lori Alexander from her blog Always Learning - Women are More DelicateEditor's note: Whenever I run across posts like this one about how powerless and delicate women are I think of all the awesome female firefighters, police, even UFC fighters and others in traditionally masculine positions I've known and realize what a lie it is. So, okay, women do not have as much muscle and/or brute strength as men but that's no reason to assume they should all be cowering in fear of every branch waving in the breeze next to a window in a house where a man is not at the moment. No matter how hard women try to be the same as men, they never will be since they were created female and are the weaker … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk?Editor's note: This piece is always Michael Pearl like in that it starts with reader mail and there's a lot of victim blaming in the answer. Kindness, compassion and common sense really seems to be lacking in the Quiverfull world of female cultural enforcers. While she might have a point that we perceive people as we wish to, much of this comes a little too close to victim blaming. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Blaspheme When You Work Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Beautiful LifestyleEditor's note: So now Nancy is taking her theology to a scary strange place. She claims if you do not rejoice in staying home and being the most perfect, happy, joyous wife and mother while keeping your home perfect then you are blaspheming against God. Nancy does not provide any real scriptures to support this, acting like everyone should just KNOW this is God's intent for women.f … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Dear Abby?

Found on Facebook and attributed to anonymous. No idea where exactly this came from except it looks like an old 'Dear Abby' newspaper column.Editor's note: We're taking a quick break from Michael Pearl's how to on beating your children into obedience to showcase this old gem. Abby gives a great answer about why allowing God to open and close your womb is not a good thing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Best Way to Thank a Mother?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog All They All Yours?!? - Mother's DayEditor's note: Short, but not so sweet advice. Zsu thinks that the best way to appreciate your wife as a mother is to get her pregnant again and again. She also claims it deepens the love the wife has for the husband. I don't think so. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Duggar Cult Founder Plans Kansas ‘Retreat’ to Set Up Arranged Marriages For Teen Girls

by Vyckie Garrison founder of NLQ at Raw StoryEditor's note: Raw Story came up with the title, not Vyckie and they really suck at it. Vaughn Ohlman may be many things, but the head of Quiverfull who founded the theology and who turned TLC's Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Quiverfull is not one of them.Wanna hear a true American horror story? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind – Warrior MamaEditor's note: More bad battle metaphors and self-congratulatory words. Yes, there's nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay at home mom, but don't deny others that option to choose and don't pretend you being a stay at home mother is some sort of culture warrior stance. It's just a choice, your choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind - Warrior MamaEditor's note: Why is everything a spiritual struggle for Quiverfull women?  I raised my children relatively easily without all this inner angst and warrior on a battlefield struggling that many Quiverfull mothers express. Motherhood isn't all roses and champagne but neither is it a battlefield, unless you deliberately make it one. How many generations of mothers have raised children without it being a battlefield? Plus who are all these nasty cruel people saying hateful things to children? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Giving Your Womb to Jesus?

by Anonymous at Sow With Vision - A Quiver Full... Yes or No?Editor's note: Not content with just living by her on convictions the author decides to try and guilt trip others into becoming quiverfull. Interesting how in quiverfull you are allowed the freedom to make this choice, but you don't want others to be free to accept or reject it, you insist they must do what you did. … [Read more...]


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