For those interested in gender issues in the church, Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff is someone you should know about. She offers a unique perspective on the “quiverfull” movement within some branches of Christianity. (The tenents of quiverfull dictate that children are a blessing of God and that married couples ought not attempt to regulate pregnancies, but instead be open to having any and all children that result from normal married sexual activity. While the movement is not homogenous (there are differing perspectives on when, if ever, prevention of pregnancy is appropriate, whether sterilization reversal is acceptable, etc), it does go further than the Roman Catholic position, which permits a married couple to limit and space pregnancies via periodic sexual abstinence.)
Seelhoff is a former adherent of the quiverfull / Christian patriarchy movement and was both a speaker at homeschooling conferences as well as the publisher of Gentle Spirit, a magazine originally devoted to the tenants of quiverfull and Christian patriarchy. She has published some very interesting commentary on Quiverfull and has recently announced a new blog that will focus on quiverfull. I look forward to seeing the development of this new blog, and wish her much success.