This is why we have to re-evaluate our hermeneutics… how we treat the bible and its worldview.
Have you read the fascinating article How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me? It is a powerful testimony to the extremes that a literalist hermeneutic will take you.
She sums up the problem, the Christian problem, in this one paragraph:
“The reason you can find Quiverfull families in nearly every type of Christian congregation is because Quiverfull beliefs are not actually a radical departure from traditional Christian teachings regarding marriage and family. It is my contention that Quiverfull IS regular Christianity writ large … lived out to its logical conclusion.”
I admire her. It took a great deal of honesty and courage to get out of that situation. And it took even more honesty and courage to talk about it openly.