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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Feel free to discuss. Most men eventually have at least three wives, with more prominent members of the cult holding far more than that. Though the women generally hate their husbands, they still want to have sex with him—not for the sake of love or intimacy, but because sex is power.

She never knew any other way of life. While she was married to him he added two more wives and later went on to add five or six more. Sep 01, Ever rated it it was amazing. Since returning to the FLDS, Betty has openly disputed the claims in Carolyn’s book, particularly those alleging that Merril Jessop was abusive, saying “it just makes me want to laugh.

Flight and Fight: Escape from Polygamy

Carolyn Jessop Polygamy was the norm in Carolyn Jessop’s life. So I am a bit bitter when it comes to religion. It is this escap that makes the book hard to put down, as I was anxious to discover just how, in fact, she ultimately managed to escape her hellish life with no money, eight children, and suspicious sister-wives watching her every move.

It is almost unbelievable.

If I keep catolyn at this pace, I should know in another day or so. Those families were so enormous. Carolyn Jessop was able to flee the FDLS and successfully fight for custody of her 8 children – including 1 profoundly disabled one while navigating life outside the cult.


The second is the actual writing and presentation of the secape. I think that in the esxape people did have their limits when it came to physical violence of what was okay and what was not okay. Please try again later.

Return to Book Page. What a hellish existance and a brave journey to freedom. It can happen outside of religious structures or ethic directions of “must obey”-as well. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. This book clearly illustrates the many flaws in the whole boot-strap mind-set. Additionally, if frieghtens me how little the government pays attention to the plight of these poor women and the “Lost Boys” of the church.

She ran away and then what happened to her was just so devastating and I didn’t see any hope. Hardcoverpages. We’d go to the movies and everybody would stare at us on the line. There is so much pain in this book, and much more than I highlighted here. But inCarolyn chose freedom over fear and fled her home with her eight children. I asked one mother if she thought the sore on my son’s head could be chickenpox.

“Escape” by Carolyn Jessop – Tim Challies

So how does one born into that community ever know any different? She would get after she dies an appreciation for her in death that her husband never had for her in life. I didn’t really understand the carlyn of rape, but I did understand the concept that a man had the right to father children with the woman once he had married her. But it is when Carolyn is given at 18 to be the fourth wife of a man 30 years her senior that things really become twisted.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Kindle Deals for Christians. It would have been much easier for Carolyn to get out by herself, but she chose the much harder road.

I think she still has self esteem issues. It was just a fundamental part of life. Having been born at a time when the women ahead of me were fighting hard so I could have rights that I pretty much take for granted, Jessop’s story is a chilling reminder of what life is like for women who are raised in a religion which tells them that their jessop hope of salvation is perfect devotion to their husbands and, if their caolyn beats them, it is simply because of their own failings.


Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here. Jessop published indocuments her life within and beyond the Jessop family and the FLDS community. Time after time she could.

It gives a true glimpse into the core of polygamy, into the crazy world carokyn insane prophets. He controlled the money she earned as a school teacher. Carolyn finally fears for her children enough to escape and become secape first woman in history to win full custody carilyn her children, against a powerful man of the FLDS faith. Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got caught, her children would be taken away from her. Not escapee did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS.

You don’t really like it, but you can’t pull yourself away beause it’s so unbelievable. I was so unprepared for a man that old to make those kinds of advances towards me, and I had no experience with men and no experience with dating other than a few little child’s play situations which were a joke.

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