I am the Queen of Resuscitation
for blogs. Tech problems, a bad
month, bham! they get deleted. I didn't blog
for almost the entire month of April and it was pretty
pleasant. I did feel the need to document my life less..but..
I did miss it. I've always kept a journal or diary as a kid
and this isn't really different. Plus I can
share some of my overseas life with my
family and friends.
Blogs have just dried up and disappeared
everywhere...I am kinda particular about
the blogs I read. I prefer more religious ones
and where home life is talked about more...it's
interesting taking a peak into other's folks lives. :)
I used to read many Quiverfull blogs but
those kinda have fallen off by the wayside..(not that
I'm complaining..that's a rough life for people. Andrea
Yates was Quiverfull...:/).
Being an ex fundie and Catholic Lite (my own brand lol)...I've seen
the Quiverfull Movement had multiple blows to put
it out of it's misogynistic misery.
No Longer Quivering was a huge wake up call
to those who drunk the Koolaid. The Gothard Movement
(promoted by the Duggars) got crap canned after the
allegations against it's founder came out. The whole
Vision Forum thing was a super surprise. I think the
final nail in the coffin was Josh Duggar's infidelity.
The whole thing was a tire slowly leaking air from
the get go it seemed. Pay your 5 cents and come
watch the freak show...kinda felt that way watching
19 Kids and Counting. There is a sick interest
about this lifestyle and I was addicted to watching
the shows about it too.
For me it was "management" issues facing
the Mom. I can manage Spenser and I but
8 kids, ahh! It was kind of distressing to
realize the daughters carried the workload in
many of the households.
The crazy and most sick thing is...the whole
Quiverfull Movement is just about sex. I mean
the whole "go forth and multiply" thing of course
is the mainstay of that belief system. Even Pope
Francis said people don't need to breed like
rabbits. The whole Pandora's box of
Catholicism and contraception is for
another time though.
I've heard kids jokingly called a 'sex trophy' and
for the Quiverfull they rack up as many as possible. Family
life centers on Mom and Dad bopping. DON'T THINK ABOUT
SEX IF YOU'RE NOT MARRIED THOUGH! This article
sums up this stuff pretty well...adult language warning!
When you read that women should wear skirts for "easy access"
for their husbands...that should send up some major red flags.
I do think when the blinders came off...lots of people were freaked
by the truth coming out from all these things. The blogs that
once praised this lifestyle dried up because no one wants to be
aligned with "that lifestyle" where a good chunk of male
figureheads have gotten in trouble for sexual sin and depravity.
For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest,
nor is anything secret that will not be known
and come to light. - Luke 8:17