July 9, 2011

My ex husband RAPED me by former QF mom

Posted in Quiverfull, Quiverfull Movement tagged , , , , at 2:13 pm by hopewellslibraryoflife

Bethany Patchin, a former Quiverfull mom, writes on her blog In Full Bloom here.

Here is the link to the New York Times article on her in today’s paper.



  1. Margaret said,

    I am pretty sure the Torodes were never QF, by strict definition. Their book against artificial contraception was certainly appreciated by many in the QF movement. But they were clear on the acceptability of some level of family planning via NFP. Their retraction letter specifically mentions NFP as a marital problem, in fact, due to the restrictions etc involved. QF rejects all forms of family planning. Also, though they did some journeying, it was through Orthodoxy and some other churches after their stint with Boundles/FOTF, and they didn’t go the direction of VIsion Forum and the like, as far as I’m aware.

    It may seem like a nitpicky thing to comment on, but I think it’s super important to make differentiations when they are there, particularly when your goal is informing people about something you consider to be negative or potentially dangerous.

    None of this takes away from the pain the Torode family went through, both internally and due to their split. I’m sure what has been revealed is not even close to the extent of the trauma. My heart goes out to Bethany.

    • hopewellmomschoolagain said,

      Thank you for bringing that up. It’s not “nitpicking” at all!! I try to accurately present the information here as relating to Quiverfull. I think it is well-enough related to leave it, but will ALSO leave your comment for those who want to pursue it in more depth. Thank you for taking time to comment. I appreciate all the help I get from readers.

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