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Debbie's Spurts 4 years ago
I sympathize with your viewpoint. Honestly, if it came to a decision between harming a child and breaking the rules of my own faith -- even if not rape and even if not my own child -- I'd save the child and just wait for God's judgment on judgment day versus the rulings, writ and preaching of human church leaders.

Abusers are not husbands. Pedophiles are not parenting.

Leaving everything you know and any support system behind is a tragic factor in how many people do stay in abusive situations.

Was moving to another Mennonite community considered?
They do not consider that option as the other communities were so closely tied to their own they feared they'd be returned home. Since it's based on true events I find myself wondering what became of the real women that inspired the novel.