Thursday, September 10, 2009

Questions from TWOP PMs

Do QF families name their kids all the same letter most of the time? What is the age spread in your family?

Us girls all start with "R". My parents were a little more creative than the Duggars. We are, in birth order (nicknames); Eli, Sam, Joe-Jay, Ruth, Caleb, Matt, Luke, Becca, Rachel, and Rani. There's 16 years between Eli and Rani. She's turning 13 in two weeks.

Have any of your other siblings left that life like you?
Yes. Two have left (me included) and one is very close to it.


  1. Ruth, I'm glad that you've found the courage to leave this lifestyle. I can't imagine how difficult it has been for you. I'm also glad to know that you've sought therapy. I hope it is helping you in your recovery. Do you have supportive people in your life who are helping you through this? Also, are there any message boards for people who are recovering from Gothardism? I recently left the mormon cult and have found post-mormon message boards to be an invaluable resource. It's amazing to talk to others who are experiencing the same trials as I am. I hope you have some type of support system, as well. You need to know that your feelings are valid and that you're not some evil, sinful person for choosing a lifestyle that's different from your parents'.

    Good luck to you!

  2. Just another TWOPer jumping in to wish you the best of luck too! I love your posts on TWOP and you sound like an all around awesome, wonderful person. :-)

  3. Yet another TWoPer here - I think you are a very courageous young woman and I wish you all the very best! And, I second Melissa's opinion - you sound like a wonderful, caring person and your friends (RL and on-line) are very lucky to have you!

  4. Dear Ruth,
    In light of the recent problems you've had with family and personal info being outed, I am wondering if it is wise to have your siblings' nicknames on your blog?
    A Fellow Survivor


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