Quoting Quiverfull: The Four Points of Obedience For The Duggar Kids?

Quoting Quiverfull: The Four Points of Obedience For The Duggar Kids? June 29, 2014

From page 44 of the book “Growing Up Duggar” in a section on why children being obedient in all things to the parents is important.

Obedience must be:

  1. Instant. We answer with an immediate, prompt, “Yes ma’am!” or “Yes, sir!” as we set out to obey. (This response is important to let the authority know you heard what he or she asked you to do and that you are going to get it done as soon as possible.) Delayed obedience is really disobedience.
  2. Cheerful.  No grumbling or complaining. Instead, we respond with a cheerful “I’d be happy to!”
  3. Thorough. We do our best, complete the task as explained, and leave nothing out. No lazy shortcuts!
  4. Unconditional. No excuses,. No, ‘That’s not my job!” or “Can’t someone else do it?” or “But…”

Is it just me or does this sound like it’s straight out of Bill Gothard’s Advanced Training Institute literature? Is this an emotionally healthy thing to develop in your children?

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.

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