Christianity Today reviews Quivering Daughters, the book about the Quiverfull Movement by Hillary McFarland. This article also shares some other links about the Stay At Home Daughters movement.
Dulce de Leche has shared some memories of Bill Gothard’s seminars and how his teachings affected her during her formative years in, Peering Underneath the Umbrella: Musings on Gothardism. This is an exposé as well as a testimony as she gives us an inside look at Gothard’s teachings.
Speaking of Bill Gothard, E. Stephen Burnett has an interesting post at Quivering Daughters called, Bill Gothard and Patriarchy: Re-routed Feminism? which analyzes a quote from Bill Gothard about submission and looks at why so many of Patriarchy’s promoters are women.
No Longer Quivering has a new series called Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World. Part 4 of this series is Acknowledgment & Apologies which could be considered testimonies of the damage done by the quiverfull mindset. Part 5: Confessions of a Quiverfull Hero and Part 6: Soul Binding are long testimonies about how raising children in the quiverfull mindset almost destroyed them. Heartbreaking.
E. Stephen Burnett has a teaching about the problems with Patriarchy in a 5 part series called, Sins Of The ‘Patriarchs’. Interesting to me is that with all the words he has written about patriarchy, he never mentions spanking or harsh discipline. He does mention control, but not the physical aspect (unless I’m misremembering.) This would make it a good series to share with pro-spanking people.
He also wrote a book review of Quivering Daughters by Hillary McFarland.
I might as well mention that he also has warnings about Vision Forum on his site. He is worried about their possible influence on homeschoolers and he shares that he was homeschooled as a child. He has a very interesting site and it is well worth checking out.
Sister Lisa has written an interesting review of Quivering Daughters in her blog, Soul Liberty Faith. This blog post is mainly about spiritual abuse but she does mention Lydia Schatz.
I have 2 interesting book reviews for 2 books that were recently published about the patriarchy movement. I do not think that the Pearls are directly involved in this movement, but their names to tend to come up and it appears that Debi Pearl was interviewed for the first book:
Quivering Daughters – Hillary McFarland on Patriarchy by Barbara Curtis from Mommy Life