I was taught that a woman should not have a career, but should rather keep the home and raise the children and submit to her husband, who was her god-given head and authority.
I grew up as a member of the homeschool community back when we were hiding from the cops and getting our textbooks from public school dumpsters.While these two belief sets are generally held in common, they can technically exist separately.Now of course, not everyone who holds these beliefs actually claims the term “Christian Patriarchy” or “Quiverfull.” My parents certainly didn’t. What matters is not the name that is claimed, but the beliefs – the beliefs outlined above.Its purpose: to instigate a national conversation about how to make courtship more practical. Then couples who did get married through courtship started getting divorced. Parents may joke that it’s an experience they want their child to have -- just not until somewhere around the age of 30. A 6th grade girl may say, "Jacob is my boyfriend," but what does that mean?