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    • Summary provided by: StacyW

      Background and courtship information are from http://www.davidlovespriscilla.com

      David's Background

      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.

      Priscilla's Background

      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.

      Blog Highlights

      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.

      Relevant threads

      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

      External links
      David Loves Priscilla blog:http://www.davidlovespriscilla.com

  • Update 5/30/2014:

    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 .

    Free Jinger's David and Priscilla Waller Discussions

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    • AmazonGrace

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      Wut? Nunes didn't give them his notes? Also, nice use of rhetoric there trying to prove it's illegitimate but it amounts to: IF the probe is dirty it may be dirty

       

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    • refugee

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      11 hours ago, EmiGirl said:

      One thing I found out was that the students at our local university were being penalized for using food pantries. Somehow it counted toward income and therefore affected (effected? I always screw those two up.) their financial aid. So an astounding number of the students were food insecure. So the university set up it's own pantry that somehow wouldn't. My church heavily supports it. 

      A local university has a food pantry for students. I was so glad to find it out as I remember living on ramen decades ago... and living costs, tuition and books are so much more expensive now.

    • just_ordinary

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      On 5/23/2018 at 4:33 PM, 2manyKidzzz said:

      This is so interesting. Do you know of “A Course in Miracles”? That is a central point made there. Do you have any more insight you learned about this, that God is unaware of us? It really is fascinating and I haven’t seen it mentioned other than ACIM.

      I cannot recall to be familiar with „A course in Miracles“.  My university times are over for quite some time now, so please understand that what I will write might be simplified and are mostly the points that impressed me enough. 

      We basically worked with texts from the Middle Ages. The philosophers had just gotten hold of the ancient greek texts again through contact with the Arabs. One called THE GREAT COMMENTATOR as he was the main source for Arist for example (too lazy to look up his name). The basic principles of logic and the need of it to form a strong argument together with more and more questions about religion, universities as places of doubt and knowledge as counterpart to the Vatican, development in societies- this all was a big melting pot that opened the door to fantastic (sometimes hilarious, sometimes fascinating, sometimes VERY modern) ideas about how the bible could be true and not in conflict with scientific developments. They were all over the place. The concept of the unmoved mover was popular to describe gods nature. An unmoving entity that wouldn’t even know several thoughts and words as we do. Because it would truly be one and singular- different thoughts, words, letters would mean plurality. It also doesn’t have a body so every sensory way we understand the world around us limits us. Our body makes it impossible for us the understand god, and the unmoved mover is not thinking about us.  This goes hand in hand with the concept that only equal can recognise (and understand) equal.

      As I said- those ideas are often quite far from how we would read the bible and interpret god (and angles- great problem indeed) but they truly tried to stay true to the bible as far as they could. There are many more concepts and it gets really crazy when they stumbled upon stuff in the bible that they couldn’t made logically work. They often enough decided the bible might not be literally true. It was quite a balance because they had to make sure not to get in trouble with the Vatikan. One wrote about how the creatures of the air came out of „air slur“, water creatures from „water slur“ and so on. Based on biblical texts it still sounds a hell lot like evolution.

      As I said, my university days are long over and I am very unsure if I used the right English terms. The idea of god in this scientific field is very different from the normal mainstream. I am between both positions. The philosophical perspective helps to make sense of all those questions but I cannot remove the mainstream idea of god from my life. But then, as stated in my country we are mostly Cafeteria Christians and don’t think about god and religion a lot, nor do we make a big effort to follow church teachings.

    • AmazonGrace

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    • AmazonGrace

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      More dehumanisation, this time with Native Americans 

       

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