When I got the job I watched every single episode so I knew what it was about.
It's a great show, it's a competition and fun and entertaining and fast. I know I said something to Joanna Coles and she was like, 'Oh my God, I didn't think about it either!
As Quiverfull Believers dig ever-deeper into their Bibles in search of the truly “biblical model” for godly marriage, ideas about courtship and “betrothal” are becoming increasingly savage and brutish.
It would seem unlikely that Courtship standards could get even more oppressive considering that Christian notions of “biblical match-making” have already been taken to outrageous extremes. As “bible believers” jumped on the bandwagon of father-led pairing of qualified young men and women in serious pursuit of marriage, popular Quiverfull patriarchs took biblical courtship to a new level of paternal domination as they pointed to Old Testament examples of “betrothal” as the very best way to ensure the future success of Christian marriage.
Subtlety, and sometimes imperceptibly, “courtship” began to be a tool for an authoritarian pattern of relationships.
Young adults were beginning to be asked, not only to allow their parents a say in whom they married but, in some cases, to completely abdicate that decision into their parent’s hands.
"I unfortunately don't really get to work with Joanna much because she's in the workroom and I'm not allowed back there.Nothing I have to say in this article is meant to be a personal attack on Lindvall.Rather, it is a heartfelt plea for him to re-examine his teachings in the light of Scripture and common sense.A myriad of teachers and an endless array of websites have been promoting such ideas in varying degrees of severity.This has led to the development of a subculture, made up largely out of the American home-schooling community, in which such practices are becoming accepted and normal.