Under the nose of the nation, the Quiverfull Movement has been growing for some time now. For those who have never heard of Quiverfull, it is a Christian fundamentalist movement that has been gaining recognition from mainstream media. Taken alone, it is not considered to be a religion, but more of philosophy within Christianity. Followers are encouraged to have as many children as possible, explaining the nomenclature, because it is said to be better to have a full quiver of arrows, which is a metaphor for the number of children in a large family. An example of a prominent family who lives this lifestyle is the Duggars. Although they publicly claim to not be Quiverfull devotees, they meet the criteria by nearly all accounts even going as far as to use “blanket training” a Michael and Debi Pearl technique to break infants of their free will. So why is this almost normalized movement suddenly losing numbers? This is my conspiracy on the matter.
At its height, the Quiverfull movement seemed to be this silent force in the US bible belt that was taking over like a plague. Yet the children of this movement who were raised with prejudice against free will found that although independent thought had been suppressed, their lifestyle could not stomp it out entirely, much to the disapproval of their community enforcers. As it turned out the main reason that people are leaving according to my sources, is the lack of reward for all of the compliance that was literally violently beaten into each member. Rampant child abuse only bred discontent and less generational loyalty. In the end, Quiverful is all demand and no peace for its followers.
Where they are going after leaving the movement depends. Many still stay religious but do not follow the isolating regiments that Quiverfull came with. Things like spending 3 to 6 hours a day on church grounds or doing church-related tasks