The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with. Escape is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre memoirs you are ever likely to Written by Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the. A member of Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she.

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As an adult I lived in St. I see him as a man who has destroyed thousands of lives.

That’s how I thought. Plus I had nobody to contact for help. Oct 16, Pages.

Retrieved 12 April The FLDS does not make caolyn easy for a woman to get out. Polygamy was the norm in Carolyn Jessop’s life. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nomadp. Carolyn Jessop now lives in the Salt Lake Escspe area with her children.

I dressed like the fundamentalists do in the community right now, with the exception that their dress code is a lot more rigid than when I was there. If he had a revelation that in order to get a wife in line physical violence [was required], then he was within his right to use whatever means he needed to have control of his family. It sickens me that these wives have essentially been tricked into competing with each other for the attentions of a man that repulses them. I won’t forget it. I called her the “Harriet Jesop of Colorado City.

But she had inner resources. Views Read Edit View history. If you would like caeolyn write a letter to the editor, you can do so here. So I wasn’t even able to tell my younger sister I was getting married and what was happening to me because they wouldn’t allow it.


Carolyn Jessop

Polygamy, as portrayed here, is Wow. It really makes you think that maybe you don’t have it so bad. It would have been an auto-five-star, no question. There was a problem adding your email address. She writes, except for the very first chapter, in chronological order. Especially the contradictions in it. Kindle Deals for Christians. Through her marriage she suffered constant abuse at the hands of her husband, his other wives, and other members of the community.

Some men ruled their families selfishly and abusively, extracting obedience to cruelty and exploitation based on the fear that they would not select the rebellious to rule with them in the after-life–a tenant of Mormon theology.

Anyway she was pretty devoted until Warren took over and started preaching about the apocolypse and compounds. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Feb 08, Jeanette rated it really liked it.

His point is that Christians are called to love, but instead often erroneously seek power while jettisoning love. Laughingly calling that “bleeding the beast” at the same time!

Just put your name on the cover? You must read this story!!! Have you ever read a book that completely encompassed your entire life? Having your own opinion and intelli This story blew my mind away. There were several areas that I found particularly interesting.

I still have it 24 years later. The wife who gains sexual favor with her husband is the wife who can use him to further her own desires.


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Women lost the small amount of freedom they had she was allowed to travel and go to college under the previous leaders. Carolyn Jessop’s story debunks the popular, 60s era thought that “It jesssop matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. Looking at this group of God’s children with compassion and understanding changed how I saw them completely. Merril Caroolyn already had three wives. The women always lose out.

“Escape” by Carolyn Jessop – Tim Challies

Cagolyn began greeting them with a smile and “hello”. Books by Carolyn Jessop. A religion that belives that the Men are the rulers,Women are to be nothing more than slaves,and do as they are told,and the wife can be of any age,starting at age 12,the younger the better,in fact.

Carolyn Jessop stated in her book that she endured regular unwanted sexual relations with Jessop in exchange for better emotional treatment.