Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2 Women raised within authoritarian homeschooling, Quiverfull, or fundamentalist Christian families know that our parents had good, godly intentions for their choice of lifestyle. Nevertheless, as we often discuss at Quivering Daughters, many of us grew up experiencing depression, thoughts of suicide, fear, shame, and other serious […]

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2

Mind Control and the Adult Child | Pt. 2 Women raised within authoritarian homeschooling, Quiverfull, or fundamentalist Christian families know that our parents had good, godly intentions for their choice of lifestyle. Nevertheless, as we often discuss at Quivering Daughters, many of us grew up experiencing depression, thoughts of suicide, fear, shame, and other serious […]

The Secret Life of Grief

The Secret Life of Grief *Please remember that articles at Quivering Daughters are written primarily to adult women struggling with a fundamentalist or patriocentric upbringing. Bear in mind that some content might be triggering for parents or siblings to read. As a writer in keeping with my audience, it is not to “paint with a […]

The Myth of “Normal”

The Myth of “Normal” When I was young, I envied those who told breath-catching testimonials of how they came to Christ. I  listened, enraptured, to stories featured on our local religious radio station and dreamed of how thrilled God must be with these dramatically-acquired souls. Many met Him in death-defying places; others spoke of time […]

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families!

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families! by Hillary McFarland Happy Monday! I’d like to take a few moments to address a few issues that continue to appear despite my ever-growing list of FAQs and disclaimers (::understanding smile::). This post today is simply for the record . . . I love big families! (And small ones, too!) […]

The Sanctuary of Life

The Sanctuary of Life I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10 Life. A simple word pulsing with complexity. As you reflect, what images come to mind? Answers emerge from the day-portraits of our years—fun, stressful, challenging, hard, i-wish-i-were-dead, boring, exciting, an adventure, depressing—but I […]

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families!

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families! by Hillary McFarland Happy Monday! I’d like to take a few moments to address a few issues that continue to appear despite my ever-growing list of FAQs and disclaimers (::understanding smile::). This post today is simply for the record . . . I love big families! (And small ones, too!) […]

The Secret Life of Grief

The Secret Life of Grief *Please remember that articles at Quivering Daughters are written primarily to adult women struggling with a fundamentalist or patriocentric upbringing. Bear in mind that some content might be triggering for parents or siblings to read. As a writer in keeping with my audience, it is not to “paint with a […]

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families!

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families! by Hillary McFarland Happy Monday! I’d like to take a few moments to address a few issues that continue to appear despite my ever-growing list of FAQs and disclaimers (::understanding smile::). This post today is simply for the record . . . I love big families! (And small ones, too!) […]

The Secret Life of Grief

The Secret Life of Grief *Please remember that articles at Quivering Daughters are written primarily to adult women struggling with a fundamentalist or patriocentric upbringing. Bear in mind that some content might be triggering for parents or siblings to read. As a writer in keeping with my audience, it is not to “paint with a […]