While reading through the usual suspects blogs and websites I stumbled across this video made by the two ladies who run the website we’ve quoted a few times now – Girl Defined. The video illustrates perfectly one of the biggest problems with raising your children in the isolationist mind set of Quiverfull – immaturity. We’ve seen this immaturity in physically grown women many times in a wide variety of places in Quiverfull: the Botkin sisters Anna Sophia and Elizabeth, the message boards connected to Debi Pearl’s book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’, Girl Defined, Hello Modesty, A Lovely Calling, and too many other blogs than we could list here. The Quiverfull bubble that most of these young ladies live their entire lives in does nothing to allow them to grown emotionally into women.
Both of these ladies are claiming to have had opportunities to model but ultimately decided to go into ministry instead. What do you think?
“The two of us were both in our early twenties and desperately curious. The seed that had taken root in our hearts as young girls was finally coming to bloom. We wanted to explore the modeling world. Truthfully, our hopes weren’t that high. We assumed, out- side of a miracle, that our moral convictions and living as models probably wouldn’t jive. We didn’t want to miss an opportunity based on assumptions though. We wanted to know for sure. We had to see firsthand.
We sat in our living room with our parents and discussed the details. They explained the potential pitfalls and tried to convince us to let go of the idea and move on. But we weren’t budging. With their grudging approval, we contacted our modeling recruiters.”
Anyone feel like doing a review of their book? Shoot me an email at suzanneNLQ@gmail.com and I’ll get you a review copy. I’m starting to think the book is filled with some toxic nonsense that needs to be looked at deeper instead of fluffy-headed giggling over being modest while wearing skin tight skinny jeans and red lipstick.
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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