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  • proper n. A conservative evangelical Christian movement that promotes procreation, rejects birth control, and regards children as a blessing from God.

Etymologies

quiver +‎ full, in reference to the Old Testament: "As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Moseley's unwelcome bedside visitors were involved in what is commonly called "Quiverfull" -- a movement within segments of conservative evangelical and Catholic Christianity that eschews all forms of birth control and teaches that the only faithful response to childbearing is to have as many children as possible, leaving the number and frequency up to God alone.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • They follow psalm 127 -- which is where they take the name Quiverfull from.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2009

  • It is a pro-life-purist lifestyle known as Quiverfull, where women forgo all birth-control options, viewing contraception as a form of abortion and considering even natural family planning an attempt to control a realm — fertility — that should be entrusted to divine providence.

    Extreme Motherhood

  • The movement, called Quiverfull, is based on Psalm 127, which says, Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Though there are no exact figures for the size of the movement, the number of families that identify as Quiverfull is likely in the thousands to low tens of thousands.

    The Bible says that God is the only opener and closer of the womb.

  • It's important to understand the Duggars' beliefs: The Duggars follow a conservative Christian belief system known as Quiverfull, which eschews all birth control in favor of "trusting the Lord with… family planning," says Vyckie Garrison at RH Reality Check.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • NPR's "Morning Edition" on Wednesday reported on a growing conservative Christian movement called Quiverfull, in which marrie ...

    ProLifeBlogs

  • They adhere to a movement called Quiverfull, whose members take seriously the biblical exhortation to be fruitful and multiply and believe that every child is a gift from Providence.

    Home | Mail Online

  • As part of the "Quiverfull" movement, women are encouraged to open their wombs to God, who apparently wants to repopulate this country with devoted Christians and so produces family sizes of up to 18 children.

    Valerie Tarico: Open Season on Christians?

  • Since they believe that only God can determine who should or shouldn't have children (vide the "Quiverfull" folks), who are they to say that this isn't God's choice?

    December 2006

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