Today she’s crawling around the house in diapers, tomorrow you’re handing her the keys to the car, and before you know it, you’re walking her down the aisle. **9/15/11**This post has resonated so well with daughters and fathers, mothers and grandfathers, and has received many beautiful and heartfelt comments.One of my favorite things to watch on television is survival shows. Grylls was in the British Special Forces and is an adventurer.
Some day soon, hanging out with her old man won’t be the bees knees anymore. As much as it pains me, I have had to disable the comment feature.Christian Patriarchy involves the patriarchal gender roles and heirarchical family structure, while Quiverfull refers to the belief that children are always a blessing and that big families are mandatory for those following God’s will (some eschew birth control altogether).While these two belief sets are generally held in common, they can technically exist separately.Like so many others (it’s a very common story), it was homeschooling that brought them to Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull.They began homeschooling for secular reasons, and then, through homeschool friends, homeschool conferences, and homeschool publications, they were drawn into the world of Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull. For those who are already fundamentalists or evangelicals, like my parents, the transition is smooth and almost natural.