Quoting Quiverfull: Growing Up IFB Brings Freedom As Adult?

Quoting Quiverfull: Growing Up IFB Brings Freedom As Adult? March 28, 2015

quotingquiverfullNo author cited for this article at Faith It – 10 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up in a Super Conservative Church Understand

Editor’s note: This is one unknown author’s attempt to throw shade at those who leave after growing up and to make some of the stricter rules of IFB humorous instead of borderline abusive. I’m sure Bruce Gerencser -NLQ’s own former IFB pastor – could make mincemeat of this author’s ideas that this isn’t harmful. The gifs are at least humorous even if the ideas aren’t. Also these ideas are not unique to only the IFB world, many evangelical churches of different denominations teach this too.

Now, you might think I’m one of those rebellious I-hate-my-upbringing-and-I-left-the-church kids, but I am not. I love my family and I still love the church—even though I grew up in a home that was full of strict rules that, at times, didn’t make much sense to me. In fact, it was actually pretty amazing to watch all of us grow and mature in our understanding of grace over the years. Eventually, we all discovered that Christianity is more about freedom and forgiveness than it is about rules and appearances.

I’m no longer a part of a super strict church, but I am a committed member to a Bible-believing church today. And as a family, we often look back at the quirkiness of our early faith decades ago. If you grew up in an ultra-conservative home, maybe you can relate.

Here are 10 things that only kids in Fundamental Baptist homes understand… Read the rest

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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