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Giving Too Much

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“When I was 10, my family chose to allow our house to be foreclosed on because ‘god told them’ to pay another families’ mortgage, and when my parents couldn’t financially afford to pay both, they decided (knowing full-well the consequences) to stop paying their mortgage instead.”

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Voices of Sister-Moms: Part Four, Electra’s Story

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“I, being the second oldest daughter, didn’t have quite as many responsibilities as my older sister Maia. However, I was very aware of her important servant role in our home. She was responsible for meals, taking care of the children, and all the cleaning, as well as getting us to do our endless chores. She was supposed to home school us, as my parents, both unemployed, were either out ‘somewhere’ during the day, or in their bedroom fighting over authority.”

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Voices of Sister-Moms: Part Three, Maia’s Story

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“My father’s way of parenting during my mother’s recovery time was to lock us outside to fend for ourselves except for meals. This was for about several weeks. It is important to note that this is also when my father stopped working. He interpreted some of the ATI based teachings to mean that it was improper for him to be under a woman’s authority in a workplace…That was also the end of effective homeschooling.”

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Growing Kids the Abusive Way: Auriel’s Story, Part Five — The Aftermath of Childhood Abuse

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“The effects of the abuse don’t leave… Among us 5 kids, 4 have been suicidal, 4 have been in counseling, 3 have depression, 2 have run away multiple times, 2 have distorted eating and body issues, and 2 have self-harmed. And yet my parents still do not see what they did as traumatizing! If these incredible effects don’t convince them, then nothing will.”

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Growing Kids the Abusive Way: Auriel’s Story, Part Four — The Sound of a Sewing Machine

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“I spent so much time trying to catch up on missed time for school. After hundreds of hours, I was never paid a cent. It broke at least 7 child labor laws in my country. Nevertheless, I was a passionate abolitionist. Through speeches, and human trafficking cases, I poured my soul into the hope that someday slaves would be free, even as I was a slave myself.”

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Growing Kids the Abusive Way: Auriel’s Story, Part Three — Mini-Parents

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“For both of my parents, I served as a surrogate spouse. I mediated their fights, hoping they wouldn’t escalate to violence. They would come to me as their confidant. Dad would complain to me about Mom, sharing his quandaries, wondering how to deal with her. He even consulted me as to whether he should divorce my mom when I was 14, or if he should take her to a psychiatric hospital when she was suicidal.”

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