Since becoming concerned about the issue of “Patriocentric” doctrines within the Christian homeschool community, I wrote several posts about this growing patriarchy trend. I decided to compile it in one place, for easy reference.
Long Disclaimer: I have nothing but love for homeschooling families. I love large families– in fact, we have six children as well as a multitude of others who either do or have claimed a place in our family and a seat at our table. We love kids! I have nothing against anyone who wishes to have as many children as they feel is best for their family, simply because they love kids.
My issue is with the motivation behind some leaders preaching from their pulpits that women MUST have as many children as their bodies can possibly produce, even to the point of disregarding the mother’s physical health. Christians will not take over the world by procreation! If it relied upon us, God would have given up by now. Thankfully, He doesn’t NEED us, but chooses to draw us and give us Grace even when we don’t deserve it.
These posts are a compilation of a very abrupt eye-opening I had over the course of a couple of years at local homeschool conferences.
This page will probably not be updated. The posts were written between 2007-2009, although I think they are all dated April 2009 due to being moved from one server to another a few times.
Women Who Have Come Out of Legalism
A caring ear and help for those stuck within the Christian patriarchy movement:
Posts and Other Bloggers Concerned about This Issue
How Doug Phillips Wreaked Havoc on My Family by R.L. Stollar
The Homeschool Apostates post by Kathryn Joyce
Reviews of Books Promoting Patriocentric Doctrine
Chucking College (by Melanie Ellison), reviewed by Jen McDonald
So Much More (by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin), reviewed by Charity Grace
Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (by Kathryn Joyce), reviewed by Karen Campbell (aka ThatMom)