Escaping the Extreme Christian Fundamentalism of “Quiverfull”

The Duggars may have originally made a name for themselves for simply being a family with a lot of children, but over the years, other aspects of their unconventional life have interested viewers. For one, Duggar matriarch Michelle has homeschooled all 19 of her children, and they’ve generally shunned “secular life,” not even owning a TV even though they literally had their own TV show. Their strict rules around dating became pretty intriguing as some of the eldest kids reached young adulthood no hugs or unsupervised phone calls! Wondering why the Duggars don’t wear pants? It might seem like a strange expectation in this day and age that girls and women should only ever wear skirts and dresses, but for the Duggars, it’s definitely a big deal. And it all comes down to their super devout religious beliefs. There has long been much speculation over exactly what the Duggars believe, and many have assumed that the family is part of the controversial “Quiverfull” movement — a sect of conservative Christianity that advocates avoiding contraception and, basically, having as many kids as possible.

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The Quiverfull movement came to prominence with the televised Here are some of the most disturbing rules and rituals promoted by Quiverfull believers. One ex-member called this relationship “emotional incest.”.

You can see once more how The Nuclear Family, Parenthood, and Marriage does not save society or make things safer for children. This couple being married, having kids, and reading the Bible, being into traditional gender roles and being Christian did not make them better people, nor did it make our culture a better place. I fail to see how liberalism or secular feminism is to blame for this Christian couple shackling their kids to beds for years and refusing to feed them.

He has been arrested for having raped a child years ago. I will also remind readers how this story about a married man who is father to numerous biological children who raped a person shows that the Christian propaganda and stereotype that being married and a parent is necessary to being a good, godly, mature, or ethical person is a bunch of nonsense.

TBI agents carried out a days-long investigation of the charges against Willis, who is the father of 12 children, all of whose names begin with the letter J. The Duggar-like musical family were the stars of their own reality show about traveling the country spreading the Christian gospel and performing country music. However, due to poor ratings, TLC canceled the show in April.

Quiverfull Movement

The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some websites. Please update your browser. A list of the most popular browsers can be found below. America Tonight spoke with people on both sides of the controversial movement.

The movement, in case you’ve never heard of the Quiverfull, is a conservative fault, not the casual racism, not the creepy incestuous father-daughter relationship. Jesus invented and rules over math, that He is in fact “the reason for” math.

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Trying to build a nuclear family with a loving and loyal-as-she-is-humble stay-at-home wife. I was raised in a traditional, conservative Christian household, so I want my children to grow up with these values too. I have matches. The ice-breakers and pick-up lines are not dissimilar from more mainstream dating apps.

At first sight, many profiles look nondescript. It quickly becomes clear that all of their lifestyle choices and hobbies are determined by their whiteness. As other layers of their identity are erased, their white identity becomes all-embracing and serves as the single most important point of connection with other people. But each has their own ways and strategies of reversing the alleged eradication of the European race and culture. While some demand the closure of all borders and remigration, others focus on the fight against pro-LGBT rights and abortion laws.

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement

Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19! What does that mean, exactly? Newer than Scientology , in fact. Starting in the s, its ideas have mostly spread through homeschooling and networking with other similarly minded Christians—which is why the cult-like movement has taken root as social media and internet access has exploded in the past three decades.

The ATI cult and the ‘Quiverfull’ movement defined my life, until I was old enough to break away.

Jim Bob and Michelle expect all of their children to stay true to their old-fashioned, patriarchal value system and they don’t tolerate any funny business. Unfortunately for them, maintaining control over 19 children is never easy, particularly when so many of them are already married with children of their own. As it turns out, quite a few of the Duggar’s offspring have broken the rules over the years and we can only imagine how Jim Bob feels about it.

These kids are really letting their freak flags fly by wearing pants, having unsupervised phone calls, opening up Instagram accounts as singles GASP! When will it end, Jim Bob?! Don’t get me wrong, the Duggar girls haven’t started burning their ankle-length skirts in a bonfire although that would be awesome , but at this point, Jinger, Jessa, Jill, Joy-Anna and Jana have been seen rocking those sinful pant legs in public.

Sorry, Jim Bob. Believe it or not, Jill Duggar now Jill Dillard came under fire after posting this picture on Instagram because she had the audacity to show off what she’s been walking with all these years! Many fans felt misled, especially since the Duggar girls have been very public about their own form of “modesty” in the past. Not only were fans upset about Jill showing some leg, but they also had a few choice words about her “vulgar and expensive” shoes.

You can’t make this crap up.

Inside the world’s most women-hating cult

Several years ago, I developed an interest in what is known as the Quiverfull or Christian Patriarchy movement — a religious movement that adheres to the belief that by having as many children as possible, followers are helping spread the word of God. The contingent is most often associated with the Duggars of reality TV fame, although parents Michelle and Jim Bob have said they do not specifically identify as Quiverfull.

But the beliefs align: The movement follows strict gender roles, women often don’t cut their hair, wear pants, work outside the home, or question their husbands’ authority. I became so fascinated by this world — as a feminist, wife, mother, and writer — that I decided to set my next young adult novel, Devoted , in this universe.

Their strict rules around dating became pretty intriguing as some of the not actually Quiverfull Christians though, according to The Huffington.

Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate. For Quiverfull subscribers, every child they have is another arrow in their quiver. The main thing that sets the Quiverfull movement apart from other fundamentalist Christian movements is the idea that you should have as many kids as possible.

Birth control of any kind is completely out of the question. But apparently, God seems to think women can handle a whole lot of kids.

Duggar Courtship Rules Reveal Dark Side of Counting On Clan

This article is from the archive of our partner. The Duggars, all 21 of them, have a word for their unusually large family: “normal. It’s a book about relationships, including romantic ones. They court. To crib a relationship status none of the Duggars will ever use on Facebook, it’s complicated. For example: among pretty “normal”-sounding sections on being kind to others, and working through sibling quarrels, the women describe “the obedience game,” which is exactly what it sounds like.

Rules for Dating My Christian Daughter (MERGED) 1 2. By LongDogMom, February 25, 38 replies; 4, views. FaustianSlip; May 1.

Hello…even old posts get hits, right! I have to say this. I wanted the tactless comments, so I could pontificate upon the joys of having scads of children. I think the conviction comes from the pride. God is still working on us giving over to Him full control. I just finished reading your 4 part series here and really enjoyed it. I loved your statement about how quiverfull families can have 0, 1, or 14 children.

It is all about trusting God. I want to be there. I have a 2 yr 9 mo old and a 14 month old. I have struggled with this too.

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