Property : the true story of a polygamous church wife [electronic resource] / Carol Christie ; with John Christie.
- ISBN: 9781459709782 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1459709780 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Dundurn, 2013.
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The true story of a brave woman's nearly 40 years in a polygamous cult, her eventual escape, and her struggle to integrate into a world she barely knew. In the early 1970s, an innocent teenager who had led a sheltered life was forced to leave her family and enter into a polygamous, abusive, and deviant relationship with a man called the Prophet. In 2008, nearly 40 years later, she fled his religious sect. Property is not a misnomer. It accurately depicts how the women in the sect were treated. Carol Christie reveals the degradation, abuse, and brainwashing that the Church Wives endured. She exposes the physical abuse, the mental cruelty, the slave labour, and the sexual deviance that took place near Owen Sound, a small community just a few hours north of Toronto, as well as at other locations. She describes the many opportunities that officials had to investigate but walked away from, swayed by the charismatic Prophet. Carol is building a new life, one of freedom and options. With no money and no job, she started again and is now dedicated to helping others who have escaped while raising awareness about the dangers of the cult.
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