It is a pro-life-purist lifestyle known as Quiverfull, where women forgo all birth-control options, viewing contraception as a form of abortion and considering even natural family planning an attempt to control a realm—fertility—that should be entrusted to divine providence.Culture delivered to your inbox At the heart of this reality-show depiction of "extreme motherhood" is a growing conservative Christian emphasis on the importance of women submitting to their husbands and fathers, an antifeminist backlash that holds that gender equality is contrary to God's law and that women's highest calling is as wives and "prolific" mothers."The isolation, keeping children from actual education about sex, all of these things build up a culture in which it's hard to even say what's happening.There would be a lot of self-doubt, there would be a lot of self-blame and there would be a lot of victim blaming." In a culture that promotes only a rudimentary understanding of sexuality and desires (the Duggar children are not allowed to date, and only share their first kiss on the day of their wedding), even allowing children to wear nightgowns in front of each other might be tempting them with lustful thoughts."It sounds bizarre, but those are the kinds of things they would be questioning."And "if" the abused is somehow "not at fault," according to the ATI curriculum?The movement asserts the fundamental supremacy of men over women and promotes the idea that women are sexual property whose sole value after marriage is their fecundity."The nature of the patriarchy that distinguishes the Quiverfull mindset from other religious extremists," according to Garrison, "is the teaching that there is a channel of authority, and that it goes straight through the father."In the Quiverfull theological hierarchy, God is the ultimate authority, followed by the family, over which fathers wield unlimited influence and power.In what reads like a modern-day fairy tale, Reyenga says she first grew up homeschooled in the Quiverfull movement, and married her spouse before even dating—they’d only had a brief, parent-supervised courtship.
How is it God-honoring if you’re secretly hoping that some natural (act) will end your misery?
The Bible repeatedly speaks of the importance of the blessing from our fathers.
The patriarchs of the Old Testament continually warned against marrying strange wives which would lead to idolatry.
Former members of the insular religious movement, which promotes procreation by forswearing all forms of birth control and conscripting women into a life of perpetual pregnancy, describe a cult-like movement obsessed with public appearance and deeply at odds with its dogmatic beliefs on sex., a blog that serves as a "gathering place for women escaping and healing from spiritual abuse." She believes the religious fundamentalism of the Quiverfull movement is a recipe for all kinds of domestic abuse, and sees the Duggar family's tragedy as a "crystallization" of the hypocrisy rife within the movement." in 2010, he declared that Duggar "modeled for millions a passion for God's gift of the fruit of the womb and a tenderness and wisdom in raising her 19 children that have been downright inspiring."The family's devotion to the fundamentalist Quiverfull movement has been viewed more as a curiosity than a liability, and the seemingly wholesome brood became a fixture on TLC's programming lineup with the hit show While the Quiverfull movement the Duggar family proselytized was seen as a harmless quirk by fans of the series, its archaic view of sex and the role of women created an atmosphere where public image was valued above all else — and where victims of sexual abuse are blamed for the crimes committed against them." purports to equip parents with the tools to deal with sexual abuse in a Christian homeschool environment.
Its instructions: Question the abuse victim about her own behavior and how she might have prompted the abuse by "defrauding" God..