Tag Archives: Kierstyn King

Giving Too Much

“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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“My family is looked up to in churches, cited as examples, people seek out my parents to ask them advice about homeschooling and child-rearing (and other things)… No one sees the dark underbelly of what it looks like to grow up with them and their life choices, no one registers the fake smiles, no one sees past the masks. And I get to pick up the pieces.”

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