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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Why We Are not Quiverfull - PART 2 - It denies the free will and common sense.

This is a new series about the reasons that we are not part of the "Quiverfull" movement.  Today we are discussing how the ideology denies the free will and common sense.

Why We Are not Quiverfull PART 2 - It denies the free will and common sense.


Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 
Men are expected to make wise choices in many areas of life, but not the size of their family.  They are to choose their employment, their location, with whom they fellowship, goals, and objectives.  They are told to determine God's will for themselves and their families.  They are encouraged by some to make 200 year plans for their family's future.  They are supposed to tell their wives and daughters how to run the household, and in some cases even dictate all their use of time.  They are, in practice, to choose their daughters' husbands for them.  They are even supposed to figure out what work their sons are supposed to be doing, according to some.  But, they are not allowed to choose when to stop having kids or how many to have according the the Quiverfull ideology.  This makes no sense.

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To see the main page of this series:  Why We Are not Quiverfull


  1. Thankyou for writing this - those in the movement will never agree with you and you don't need to convince women like me :)

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. I know that the thoroughly committed Quiverfull women will never agree with me. My hope is to help those who are not so committed and perhaps never thought about the ramifications of the belief they have adopted, or those who are questioning their commitment to it. Also, I want to help those who have heard of Quiverfull and don't understand it, or don't know how to answer it, to have some tools from the word of God for addressing the problem.

      I will never reach the wealthy, powerful ones who are confident of their position because they "know" they are right by how much God is blessing them (their interpretation). My heart yearns over the large and growing families living in near-poverty in single-wides in the woods with the husband working three jobs and the family scratching out a meager living. I hope some of those people might wake up and see their way to leave the teachings of Quiverfull. Sigh.

  2. I appreciate your post, Mary. With 3 kids, my husband DOES have his quiver full! That's plenty of children for us. I do know of families who adhere to this movement and I have seen some negative impacts of it. It really is too bad. What good is wisdom and reason if we don't use it. Thanks for linking up with Grace and Truth.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Aimee. I agree that wisdom and reason don't serve much purpose if we don't use them.

      An interesting thing that I haven't taken the time to check up on: My sister has a friend who did a research on quivers in Bible times. She said she discovered that there are a number of different types of quivers and the number of arrows that are put in depends on what the man intended to do. Some had a lot, some had just a few. Who would have thought? :-)