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Cynthia-Story-Holding-Out-Help

Cynthia’s Story

Cynthia was married in the Jordan Temple into the mainstream Mormon Church. Fifteen years later, when she became pregnant with her seventh child, her husband started making jokes about polygamy. Soon after, the joking became serious discussions.

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Wade’s Story

Locked in a shed with a thin blanket in below freezing temperatures, Wade sat by the fire that he had built from scraps, fully convinced he would be dead by morning. Two years earlier, at the age of 14, Wade had been sent to a “house of hiding” in Wyoming with other troubled and “unworthy” FLDS boys.

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Kendall’s Story

Kendall was only 15 when his father came to Salt Lake City and signed over guardianship papers to the Gutzwiller Family. He was immediately enrolled in school, which was more difficult than he had anticipated.