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Deep within America, beyond your typical evangelicals and run of the mill fundamentalists, nurtured within the homeschool movement and growing by the day, are the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. I learned that women are to be homemakers while men are to be protectors and providers.
The actual experience for children growing up in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements varies dramatically because every set of parents is different.When I was fifteen my parents went out of town for a week, leaving me in charge of the younger siblings.Later when I was in high school, my mother had a hard pregnancy and was completely incapacitated for a month.Organizations like Vision Forum and No Greater Joy promise parents perfect families in very explicit terms.If you follow the formula, you, too, can be like that pretty picture or happy face in the catalogue.
I ran the house and homeschooled the younger children without a problem. And yet, this endless list of chores and expectations and responsibilities is seen as the natural order of things, rather than as a problem.