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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This is also not breaking news, but if anyone wants to help women who have difficulty accessing a legal and safe abortion, there is a national network of abortion funds.Edited by WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?
6 hours ago, louannems said:
I've always had the impression that the Mill's family snack all day long. The kids help themselves to PBJ sandwiches whenever. And Andrea always had her snack baskets overflowing with Lil Debbie's and other sweet junk.
It really irks me to watch this family on the Dinner With the Mills livestream. NO ONE EATS!!! Everyone just barely picks at their food, and they mostly only eat the bread. Growing kids should be hungry at mealtime!
And I never see salad or even just cut up fresh veggies. I know Tom says he doesn't eat rabbit food so I guess the growing kids don't get them either.
And even with their beautiful vegetable garden, I never see sauted, roasted, steamed or grilled vegetables on their dinner plates! Just a tiny dab of some processed carbs, then big slabs of bread, and milk.
With only one bathroom and all those people, and no fiber in their diets, how do they all poop in a timely manner?
That said, I did love Andrea's videos as they helped me relax at bedtime. They were my bedtime stories and I will truely miss them. It's going to be so different with Tom.
They have a 'meal train' set up so a lot of their evening meals are still being provided by people in their community. Most off their 'like' ideas are not healthy at all. If you want to have a look it's listed as "Meal Train Plus forThe Mills Family" at mealtrain.com
Andrea used to dehydrate a lot of the homegrown vegetables to be used in soups and casseroles. Her shopping was full of junk food which usually met with a lot of questions and criticism. Lots of kids = no time for baking or healthy snacks apparently. In the past year or so she made more of an effort to make homemade snacks including potato chips. People have been showing genuine concern for the Mills diet for quite some time.
On 9/6/2019 at 7:17 PM, apandaaries said:
Um. Not that I would do anything nefarious with such information, but where did you purchase this wonder?
It's not breaking news, but I thought this thread was the place for it. Have we discussed this website?
It's run by Operation Rescue, and tells people where to find abortion providers and various things about their history, including any dirt (or supposed dirt) they can dig up to make the doctors and facilities look as bad as possible.
Of course, their disclaimer says they don't want anyone to go attack these doctors.
1 hour ago, Sonic the Whoredgehog said:
The blurb for the latest blog post mentions "cuddling with my grandchildren" and she's said similar things before. I'm not even being snarky, is that actually a thing people do? Just like... Cuddle with children? I get it if you're like reading to them, but it just seems weird to me. My family was never big on touch and I'm pretty touch-averse. The concept of cuddling someone you're not romantically involved with, much less related to, just squicks me out. Especially when I think about bony old Lori getting her claws on innocent children. No shade to anyone who does have a cuddly family, I'm just wondering if that's a normal thing.
@saintmom, was it on Facebook? Didn't see it on the blog or Instagram. Regardless, that's ridiculous. There is no scientific consensus on why women have breasts but none of the best supported theories are about men's pleasure. There's not even much solid evidence that they're fertility indicators. There probably is some element of sexual selection at work, but one hypothesis even suggests that permanent breasts allow females to hide their reproductive status. There's also one that suggests they increase the female's sexual pleasure, so if you do want to count them as a sexual organ, they aren't for men.
I think you should take this with a grain of salt. This is the woman who would not hold her own crying babies. I doubt there is any cuddling, it's most likely just something she says to seem a warm and involved grandma.
I don't find cuddling weird, if it's not something forced on the children. It can provide a sort of emotional comfort, in my experience (for ex. sick kids wanting to be held).