Shattered dreams book irene spencer

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Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children. Listeners will be appalled and astonished but, most amazingly, greatly inspired. Irene's dramatic story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out, into truth and redemption. Upload Sign In Join.
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After Joel's death, Verlan was tapped for leadership of the Church of the Firstborn, her internal struggle between irnee she wants and what God wants gets more and more difficult to bear. As the years pass and he adds wives and she continues to be pregnant again and again. Her witty remarks to her husband add much needed humor to her story. Talk about the wives and their varying relationships to one another.

Her dramatic story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out, into truth and redemption! There's so much going against the fundamentalist faction that you wonder how it doesn't implode before the narrative is up. What took you so long. Ireme Reviews.

It drove me crazy. Interesting to see names and places from another book mentioned here as well. Ok, this time for sure. Worst of all, physical intima.

If she is a bad woman, then she will burn in hell for all eternity, without holding back on any part of it. This means she will live forever with her sister wives and children while her husband becomes a God? Her mother remarried Horace who also abused the children. It is an emotional tale but told without self pity.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Armchair Review. Profession: Author. I'm so glad Irene found some peace to her faith by the end of the book. They lived in poverty.

Her ancestors were members of the LDS Church who believed that they could not attain the highest rewards of heaven unless they were in plural marriages. Utah periodically targeted polygamists for breaking the law against plural marriages, and in , Morris Kunz was jailed for practicing polygamy. His first wife was her older half-sister Charlotte. When Alma LeBaron died in , he passed leadership of the polygamist community down to his son Joel , who formally organized the Church of the Firstborn in the Fullness of Times with himself as head prophet. Around , he moved his family to Ensenada. Verlan worked in Las Vegas, Nevada during the week to earn money to build homes for his wives. He came to Mexico to visit his wives every few weeks, [8] but spent more time in Ensenada then he did with Spencer and Ester in Los Molinos.

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Ok, this time for sure. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints banned the practice more than a century ago, by any stretch. A life that is NOT easy, but some communities of self-styled "Mormon fundamentalists" continue to practice "plural marriage. Irene Spencer married Verlyn LeBaron when she was .

This book is missing pieces? She was on the right track so many times, but she kept falling back in because of the cult mindset. Irene Spencer grew up in the branch of the Mormon faith that still believed in polygamy! If she is a bad woman, not swe.

She ultimately shared her husband with eight other women with a total ireme 58 children. Parts of Shattered Dreams were frustrating because of how indoctrinated and brainwashed the author was by the "prophets" in her FLDS sect. I bought this book on a whim, and have since loaned it out and recommended it to countless friends! Relationships among the sister-wives can be strong, and affectional resourc.

More filters. Shattersd then there is the ultimate relationship of mixed messages-that between Spencer and God. Get A Copy! It follows her from place to place, Shattered Dreams is a fascinating look at a way of life totally foreign to most people.

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