Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Fathers Own Daughters?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Fathers Own Daughters? January 20, 2017

quotingquiverfullby Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s Rights

Editor’s note: In this bit it’s clear that the author believes that Father is God to a daughter, not God Himself. Fathers own daughters completely in this world. Is that not a heresy according to the Bible she likes to quote in this piece. Cherry-picking justifications and mental Twister.
But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God. And because earthly authorities are themselves under God’s authority, we acknowledge that no daughter is obliged to obey commands from any source bidding her to sin. Yet some would seek to use this concession by arguing, “What if God tells the girl to do something that her father doesn’t approve of? What if, for example, the LORD reveals to her, through various signs and feelings, that she is to marry a particular man? Wouldn’t God’s will for the girl supersede her earthly, mortal, imperfect father’s will?”

Simply put: No. As strange as it may sound, in the peculiar relationship of the father and daughter, God, as it were, takes a back seat. God has created a hierarchy such that the daughter is directly answerable to her father, and her father then answers to God. This doubles the father’s responsibilities, because he must account to God for the way he raises his daughter.

The father’s ownership, of course, is an in order to thing. God has given the daughter to the father so he can raise her in the fear and admonition of the Lord, protect her from harm and want, protect her from other men, and sometimes, protect her from herself, even from foolish decisions she might make on her own.

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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  • gimpi1

    Well, all I can say is, apparently at this point in the writer’s life, she’d never heard of father-daughter incest, of child abuse, of daughters being sold into marriage, of child-marriage, of forced marriage. She’s also never heard of women not marrying, of widows or divorces or abandonment – requiring a woman to earn a living and make decisions for herself. She appears to be equating fathers with God, a heresy, in Christianity, I believe. She also totally negated the existence of her mother.

    All said, I’m glad she has apparently grown out of this ideology.

  • Friend

    What of Mary, Jesus’ mother? Would she have had the gumption to go along with the whole Immaculate Conception thing if she had been raised in this mindset? Whatever we think the facts are about Jesus’ origins, the significance of Mary includes fierce independence. She listened to the angel and rejoiced in participating in God’s plan, despite everything she knew about her own family and society.

  • Friend

    She obviously knew that her happy home experience was not typical. The piece is about insisting that all daughters can have this ideal life. I’m sitting here trying to think of any girl I knew as a child, or any girl I know today, who has/had the life she describes. Drawing a blank.

  • AFo

    What about daughters following their own consciences? If the father has really raised her so well, she should know right from wrong without having to verify with Daddy dearest. I love and respect my father, but if he ever tried to get me to do something that went against the morals he raised me to have, I would have no choice but to “disobey.”