Toxic Quiverfull Lessons Learned in the Duggar Home?

Toxic Quiverfull Lessons Learned in the Duggar Home? June 30, 2020

Jinger has that fake adoration facial expression her mother uses when looking at her daddy. Makes me want to spew my guts. I don’t care how in love you are, that is not natural or normal to walk around with that look on your face. Photo from Instagram

What happens when second generation Quiverfull former children turn into adults and carry out the most toxic parts of Quiverfull theology? Sadly a lot of rather bad things can happen, no matter how ‘modern’ they think they are being.

Getting that programing out of your head is hard. It’s not just QF kids that have to do it. I think we all do to some extent. But for most of us it’s not theology, it’s not very dangerous ideas, it’s more the day to day stuff like thinking that mustard must be refrigerated and finding out later it does not go bad at room temperature. Little things. Things you adjust as life experience shows you were your parent’s teachings weren’t a hundred percent accurate.

We’re seeing this playing out right now in the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s offspring as they struggle to find both income streams and relevance in a world that is very different than they believe it is.

This is one of the many ways that both Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar has significantly handicapped their children. Not allowing much in the way of education, leaving them reduced to begging/scamming/social media promotion as a means of support. It worked for Daddy, flogging out the family for dollars and freebies through TLC for some years. We learn these things at the knee of our parents.

This is why you will see all the Duggar daughters and daughters in law signing up to be brand ambassadors or social media influences, selling everything from doughnuts to clothing.

I’m actually kind of surprised none of them has signed up for predatory MLMs, or multi level marketing, like LuluRoe, Amway or Young Living. I’m guessing none of them is going to sign up for anything that requires an upfront large initial investment. Or Jim Bob shoots down those ideas rather than outlay the funds.

The influencer thing hasn’t worked out so well for Jinger Duggar Vuolo at all. Upon her move to Los Angeles, California with husband Jeremy Vuolo the couple seems to be followed around all the time by a professional photographer. She’s signed up for a number of partnerships, only to see the deals pulled the minute she promotes them due to outrage from the general public towards the company. People are sick of the family profiting from their notoriety it seems.

Jinger and Jeremy have a new scheme, podcasting, since videos and promotions haven’t done so well. Supposedly about their lives and how God impacts their daily lives. Last week’s was a doozy, as you can see from this screen cap of the subject Jinger is promoting.

As we’ve stated before here, this is a toxic theology with a body count. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are real. They aren’t an indicator of your faith or lack of faith, but rather real, serious medical conditions in the same way that diabetes and heart disease are real. If it were just a matter of prayer then why is antidepressant usage the highest worldwide in religious groups?

This is what Jinger learned from her family, who follow serial girl molester Bill Gothard and his unscientific and proven to be wrong repeatedly ATI textbooks. Epic fail at giving out ‘advice’

Another Duggar daughter is tossing out toxic life advice this week, poor shunned by the family Jill Duggar Dillard. She had this to say about tattling:

This just makes me so sad for Jill. This isn’t about ‘tattling’, it’s about disagreement. While I will agree that teaching your children to reach their own accords and settle petty minor disagreements is an important life skill, this is not how you teach that lesson.

You want your children to learn behaviors that will benefit them int he long run their entire lives. Being able to resolve petty differences of opinion is one of those things we all must learn. Doing it with minimal bloodshed and hurt feelings takes practice.

Step one is what got both Jinger and Jill molested by their own brother. “Talk sweet” is useless in the face of abuse, only emboldening the abuser because they know you cannot run and tell momma and you have to stay sweet.  Obey someone older and male.

The other horrific part is Step two, telling an adult. Michelle expects those kids to tell an adult, but that adult will not be her. Another set up that enables the types of abuse that thrived in the Duggar household and many others.

My sweet corset cover, they couldn’t even go to their mother when being abused because she doesn’t wish to be bothered. You cannot get much more child abuse-y than that. Complete failure as a mother.

I hope that Jill’s therapist addresses this very thing in therapy eventually.

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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 34 years. You can read more about the author here.

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