Summary provided by: StacyW
Background and courtship information are from http://www.davidlovespriscilla.com
David's parents married in 1974. His father was educated as an electrical engineer and his mother as a nurse. When his oldest siblings were in first grade, the family decided to homeschool the kids. David realized his sinful nature when he was 3 years old and gave his live to Jesus. He is the 5th of 10 children, and was born around 1986 (exact date?).
His father worked in various jobs and the family moved frequently during his childhood. When David was around 15, the entire family started doing mission work. They spent a year saving money for a 2005 trip to Mongolia. During this trip, David's brother Isaac developed cancer and, after about a month of illness, died at the age of 25. This motivated David to live life more purposefully.
The family returned to the US in 2007, and his Dad returned to his work as an engineer, while the older children volunteered at The Institute in Basic Life Principles (usually referred to as IBLP, covered in many places on FJ including http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15041). David met Priscilla Keller at IBLP's Journey to the Heart in 2008. David felt stirrings of love, but wanted to dedicate himself to God at least up to the age of 25, the age of his brother's death, before pursuing a relationship. Once he reached the age of 25, he thought maybe he should wait until he was 28, the age at which his father married, before reaching out to Priscilla.
David was keeping a daily journal, which he shared with his parents, and in which he wrote about his feelings for Priscilla. In 2011, his mother told him he should quit stalling and go for it. He said that he still wanted to wait until he was at least 25. He remained in contact with Priscilla, because both were involved with Journey to the Heart.
He finally requested the phone number of Priscilla's father from Josh Duggar. David called Mr. Keller, and they had a long conversation about this and that before finally getting around to the subject of Priscilla. Pa Keller said it was up to Priscilla, but he wanted to make sure that David was okay with the full quiver concept, and was not addicted to the Internet. Keller said he would get back to David within 3 days with Priscilla's decision. The VERY NEXT DAY Mr. Keller called him back and said Priscilla had assented to the courtship. They began their courtship in September 2011.
See Keller Family info (http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=15285). Priscilla Keller was born around 1986 and raised in Florida, and is the 4th of 8 children. Father Keller was a welder before being called to mission work, and became a full-time prison missionary in 1996. The Keller parents educated their children with ATI materials. Priscilla gave her life to Jesus at the age of 10. Like David, she felt that life was a race, and she wanted to get the most out of it by focusing on saving people.
Priscilla and her sister Anna went on the first IBLP Journey to the Heart in 2007, after which she became a Journey to the Heart leader. At the IBLP headquarters, she noticed and admired David Waller, but didn't feel like she should do anything about the attraction except pray, and tell her parents about her feelings. She was excited when her father called her to tell her about David's interest in her. The first meeting of their courtship was a four-hour conversation reviewing their life stories.
Courtship and Marriage
Their courtship was distinguished by David's romantic and elaborate gestures, such as giving her notes on paper with hand-burned edges. After two months, he got down on one knee and proposed to her, at a park in Florida. They got married in Florida in March, 2012 after a four-month engagement. The wedding was live streamed, and the recording is at davidlovespriscilla.com/2012/03/ ... ing-video/. There were many snarkable moments in the wedding, such as David turning around in the middle of the ceremony and conducting a musical piece. Another highlight was David shouting to the camera to announce his first-ever kiss with a girl. Priscilla became pregnant within a few months of their wedding.
David, and sometimes Priscilla, record their lives on their blog at http://www.davidlovespriscilla.com/blog-2/.
Priscilla is pregnant! Pee stick video (davidlovespriscilla.com/2012/09/ ... n-the-way/)
Pecan gleaning (davidlovespriscilla.com/2012/12/ ... can-story/ and starting on page 6 of the David and Priscilla updates thread)
Why We Care
David's personality is quite unusual. His style of writing and speaking suggest that his audience is composed of 5-year-olds. Frequent snark subjects are his reluctance to begin a courtship with Priscilla, his giddy affect, and the couple's matching outfits. The "pecan gleaning" episode resulted in pages of additions to their FJ thread. There are some signs that Josh Duggar envies David's accomplishments and athletic abilities (see http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12469&p=393003&hilit=+josh+david+tennis#p393003)
Priscilla appears to not be all there. She seems childlike and easily guided.
David and Priscilla Updates http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14172
Esther Schrader (Anna Duggar's sister) living in a pop up http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10779
When is sister Suze due to deliver? http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14690
David Loves Priscilla blog:http://www.davidlovespriscilla.com
David has continued in his role as administrative director at IBLP ( http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwwaller ) during the resignation of Bill Gothard and subsequent investigation ( viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21260 ), and he and Priscilla announced her second pregnancy in a video recorded at a Chick-Fil-A parking lot ( http://davidlovespriscilla.com/2014/04/ ... g-brother/ ). David and Priscila travelled to Australia during her first pregnancy, and continued to travel after baby Paul was born. It seems like their travel is associated with David's work, but they also visit family across the country. Compared to other fundies we follow, David is rarely overtly political.
You can keep up with them on the Quiverful of Snark thread viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21494 . David's Twitter is https://twitter.com/DavidNCil .
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Ozlsn 60,51110 hours ago, NoneIsEnough said:
Not only has God cleared all the obstacles for us to come to Zambia, He has also provided us a place to live a year before we arrive permanently!
They're paying a year's rent in advance? I can totally see that if they're not they'll possibly turn up to find it's been rented.
This is so weird to me. Personally I'd be more inclined to try and rent furnished and keep stuff in storage for the first year at least.
I’m reading this conversation from the couch where I’m watching my daughters (9 and 6) and nephew (will be 3 in a month) playing with a bunch of colourful silicon straws. After talking about which colours they each wanted, they’re now walking around holding them on the sides of their heads as “pigtails”, on the tops of their heads saying “I’m an alien”, on their mouths saying “I’m a walrus”, pretending to use them as drumsticks, and waving them in the air like streamers. When one of them wanted the green one that another one had, they offered a swap. They’re copying each other, and building on each other’s ideas. The creativity, problem solving, and social skills involved in simple pretend play are too often underestimated, but even for older kids I think they’re so important. My girls don’t realise as they’re giggling with their cousins that they are practicing skills that will serve them long into the future, but so much comes from the capacity to ask “what if?”
Anyway. Play is absolutely essential work in child development, and kids have so many years of sitting at a desk ahead of them, no need to rush that. Also fwiw my 6yr old literally would not have opened her mouth to answer one of those questions when she was 2.5, and if she had, she would have “failed” that test too. She certainly couldn’t write all her letters and didn’t do any formal extra curricular activities at that age. Then we had 2 years of pandemic interrupting preschool before she started school in 2022. She settled in just fine and is now thriving there both academically and socially.
Dandruff 81,67212 minutes ago, fraurosena said:
The thought of him actually getting his comeuppance and paying for his crimes makes me chortle with anticipation. So bring on the indictment cakes! I’m getting hungry.
I'll believe the comeuppance when I see it, though efforts are clearly being made. I'm wondering, and kind of hoping, that the documents case takes center stage soon since (IMO) it holds much more potential jeopardy for him than the payoff case.
He's amping up the aggressive rhetoric and his base doesn't appear to be biting. He has nothing else that I know of that might entice them. On Jan. 6th the mob may have believed that he had the votes to be President but that has been debunked enough that even they should get it. If some of them were willing and able to muster up something awful again there's no guarantee he'd become the R nominee or go on to win the election but a decent chance they'd end up in prison - it has happened before. So why bother?
Idlewild 79,1084 hours ago, PraiseRufus said:
Log time lurker. I don’t know why, but Austin letting Joy use a hair remover on him as an ad on Insta is cracking me up. So far from what I would have imagined years ago.
It’s weird isn’t it? So self righteous about their modesty standards, but there’s money to be made so let’s shave our legs and video it for Instagram! Joy shaving her own legs is a long way from Michelle having her knees blurred out on TV.
The Jan 6 mob was the just about the entirety of people willing to fight for him— and they lost. That crowd consisted of organized (white supremacist) groups like the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Three Percenters. Most of their leaders have been charged and sentenced, so there is nobody left to organize anyone who is left that would consider attacking for Trump again.
There is no one else who is going to physically stand up for him, except a lone idiot here and there. That part of his base that is willing to do more than vote and feel aggrieved for him, may turn up to protest. And if you look at the size of the crowd who actually turned up in Manhattan last Tuesday, the day he was supposed to be arrested, it was rather pitiful.
No, Trump is slowly finding out that for all intents and purposes he’s on his own. Big donors are leaving him. His attorneys and conies are testifying against him. It looks like Ivanka and Jared will have to. And as soon as his MAGAt helpers in Congress realize the jig is up, they’ll start abandoning him as well. Only those with direct ties to Trump’s crimes will sputter and shout until they get away with what they’ve done or they too are charged for their part in knowingly and willingly aiding and abetting the crimes of Trump.
The thought of Trump all on his own, realizing that what he feared all along is true and that nobody really likes him, makes me smile sardonically. The thought of him actually getting his comeuppance and paying for his crimes makes me chortle with anticipation. So bring on the indictment cakes! I’m getting hungry.