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Everyone in my church gave me advice about how to raise my son, but a lot of the time they seemed to be reminding me that I have no husband—and besides, most of them were not following their own advice. It made it hard to care what they said. They were not practicing what they preached.
—Victoria, age 24
The wolf will live with the lamb. The leopard will lie down with the goat. The calf and the lion and the yearling together, and a little child will lead them. (Isaiah 11:6)
I had to make a decision between God and my kids, and I knew . . . that if I chose my kids, I didn’t have a prayer. But I didn’t care anymore. So we lost everything in one day.
—Sara Poisson, mother who left the Jehovah’s Witnesses as the only way to protect her children from her abusive husband
My name is Jane Eyre. I was born in 1820, a harsh time of change in England. Money and position seemed all that mattered. Charity was a cold and disagreeable word. Religion too often wore a mask of bigotry and cruelty.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
He told me that, because he was a man of God and he represented Christ in the flesh, it would be spiritual and natural for him to take care of me sexually. . . . But even though I felt that it was wrong, afterwards I thought, because [he] said he was a man of God and he brought up those things from the Bible, somehow, it was okay, or holy.
—Lindsay Tornambe, child sexual abuse survivor
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