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Old 08-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Any quiverfull mamas out there?

So I attended a homeschool convention recently and one of the speakers spoke on "being open to the blessings of more children" and used the term quiverfull. I had never heard the term before although it seems as though the Duggars are in this category, I just hadn't heard them described this way. Anyway, I was just curious if there are any mamas on here who consider themselves part of the quiverfull movement. If so, would you mind sharing how you and your dh came to this decision? My husband and I do not practice this but I am in awe of and respect those who do .

Here is the wikipedia page for quiverfull for those like me who didn't know what it is

Also, please do not turn this into any sort of debate about birth control. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all

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Old 08-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Any quiverfull mamas out there?

You could try asking this over in the moms of many/multiples forum

http://diaperswappers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=181

You may get better answers and less "controversy."
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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Re: Any quiverfull mamas out there?

there are quite a few here.....mostly in "moms of many"
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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We are an off shoot of quiverful. We have felt led to not interfere with the karmic process. We are not xtian but Buddhist. Believe that life begins at conception so all BC is out unless it can 100 percent stop fertilization. We are against pills, IUDs, and any other hormonal BC. We think that as long as a life cannot be formed then the process of life birth and death cannot come through me and will choose another route. But if the egg can in any way get fertilized and be destroyed or not implant at any point in the process then we have interfered with that beings karmic process, therefore leading us to further karmic debt and no one wants that..

Unlike QF parents we do abstain, and do feel we can stop by using permanent BC methods. We are done now that number 7 is on the way. For my health I just cannot risk another pregnancy. QF parents do not typically avoid pregnancy at all. So no charting, no abstaining, no BC etc.

I will not undergo any major procedure at this point but have had to seriously think about a tubal, which kills me. dH has no insurance, therefore we cannot afford a vasectomy. And because of my issues with pregnancy and having 7 children to care for it would be irresponsible for us to conceive again.

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You could try asking this over in the moms of many/multiples display:

http://diaperswappers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=181

You may get better answers and less "controversy."
Good idea. I realized 5 minutes after posting that this should probably have been put in a different forum. Is there a way to move the thread?
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Good idea. I realized 5 minutes after posting that this should probably have been put in a different forum. Is there a way to move the thread?
I can move it, but it will get more traffic here. The MoM forum is slow.
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I don't know about moving it unless you pm a mod?

Love your quote. I asked DH to make me a plaque for the wall saying that!
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I can move it, but it will get more traffic here. The MoM forum is slow.
I just don't want to get into trouble for not being "off-topic."
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I just don't want to get into trouble for not being "off-topic."
Lol. I am a moderator. I am going to move it just to general parenting. It really is fine in either place. But wont get only a few hits in MoM.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:14 PM   #10
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Hmm never heard of it. Kinda peeked at the wikipedia link and looks interesting. I want to read more when I can concentrate better..thanks. I like the idea of being open to children..i just often wonder how we can afford them or how those that are blessed get by as well..i wish I knew their tricks of the trade

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