Quiverfull Marriage is Inherently Violent?

Quiverfull Marriage is Inherently Violent? June 20, 2019

Not much in the way of words tonight. Just memes. Several I found on Facebook today and one I made. These guys, Tim Bayly and Doug Wilson make marriage sound violent and awful instead of the joining of two best friends.

Starting off a marriage thinking the other partner is a foe is a recipe for disaster of the worst kind.  A wedding should have nothing in common with a disastrous battle like Appomattox. Why Tim Bayly references Versailles confuses me, is he speaking to the luxurious manner of many weddings, or when the peasants stormed Versailles and hauled off Marie Antoinette?

From the Facebook group ‘Summer, I found the Patriarchy’ from the same piece as above.  Velvet gloved violence is still violence, and again, violence has no place in a marriage. If your husband is violent with you please get out!

No, no one owns you. That hasn’t been legal since the 1860s. President Lincoln outlawed the ownership of one person by another. Carrying a child has nothing to do with ownership. This isn’t a marriage either.

Interesting that Doug brings up prescription drugs. Do you know which population has the highest usage of Prozac and other drugs for depression? Very religious communities. Found on Facebook in Spiritual Sounding Board, a wonderful site run by Kathi and Julie Ann.

There is nothing about marriage that any of these guys says that appeals at all. If you marry into Quiverfull you can expect to be owned, to be exposed to violence, to be denied medical care, to be viewed as weaker, less than, as a foe.


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About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 32 years. You can read more about the author here.

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