These included verses she saw as containing her ideas of childbearing and non-usage of birth control, which she argued were diametrically opposed to what she called "the feminist agenda" by which she had formerly lived.
Her explanations became the basis of Quiverfull theology or philosophy.
The largely decentralized "Quiverfull" movement resulted. From their onset, Quiverfull ideas have often had a rather polarizing effect between Christians who hold Pride's ideas as correct Biblical interpretations and those who are skeptical of or disagree with them. Adherents believe that God himself controls via Providence how many and how often children are conceived and born, pointing to Bible verses that describe God acting to "open and close the womb" (see Genesis , , ; 1 Samuel 1:5-6; Job 38:8; Isaiah 66:9).
To date, no research exists to indicate how many Quiverfull adherents exist. Many would say that a man’s health is his most treasured possession. As Hess and Hess (1990) state, couples "just need to trust God to provide them with the perfect number of children for their situation." Quiverfull advocates such as Hess and Hess, Nancy Leigh De Moss (2002), and Rachel Giove Scott (2004), believe that the Devil deceives Christian couples into using birth control so that children God otherwise willed to create are prevented from being born.
Others might refer to Quiverfull as simply natalism. Some of the beliefs held among Quiverfull adherents have been held among various Christians during prior eras of history.
Initially, all Christian movements opposed the use of birth control.
Quiverfull authors Rick and Jan Hess argued for this belief in their 1990 book. However, this view is outside of the mainstream Quiverfull view that it is solely God’s prerogative to "open and close" the womb.As birth control methods advanced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most Christian movements issued official statements against their use.