An Exposé of the Courtship & Betrothal Movements

I tended to think that the Patriarchy Movement and the Quiverfull Movement were pretty much the same thing, but I was wrong. The Quiverfull movement falls under Patriarchy or Patriocentric teachings, but not everyone in those movements is Quiverfull. There is also the Courtship and Betrothal Movements which do allow the limiting children, but are still patricentric and authoritarian.   Here are some Courtship and Betrothal Essays which expose the unbiblical and destructive teachings of Jonathan Lindvall.

Here is the link to the page about Bill Gothard.

One thing all of these things do seem to have in common is an affiliation with Vision Forum.

Disclaimer: I have only scanned these pages and have not read them carefully.  These essays are not only very long, they are also very disturbing.  I am posting them because I feel  sure that they will be be of use to someone either as a warning or to help argue against such teachings.


  1. pangseng on October 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Dear Linda,
    I read you judgemental concerns about Mr. Jonathan Lindvall’s writing but I find no wrong in what he professed. To surrender to God’s will is important than surrendering ourselves to our will. Although it will differ from what he and you profess, for I think he is a Christian…ussually they believed Gos is number one while people in India from where I am from majority believes to follow our hearts or rather i can follow our will. So thank you.

    • Hermana Linda on October 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      I am also a Christian and I do believe in surrendering to God’s will. The link I shared in this post argues that Mr. Lindvall’s teachings are unbiblical and destructive and are not God’s will.

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