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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She could have left. She was offered a place by her brother. It’s not like she and the kids would starve on the streets in any case . She evidently decided what she had was better and more worth hanging on for than whatever was waiting for her. She must live with her choices. She Isn't sorry for herself or see herself as a victim of anyone or anything so why should?
I've seen a picture of my dad as a toddler wearing a dress. He would be 91 now and that's how toddler boys were dressed in those days. He also learned how to knit as a child.
1 hour ago, viii said:
Renaming the show 20 kids and counting after such a loss would have been super tacky.
When they mention 20 kids, I’m sure they are meaning Jubilee.
Hmm. Given the “celebrating” part and the fact that he will be at the celebration, I think they’re talking about Tyler.
3 hours ago, Curious said:
I will preface this by saying music is not really my thing. I have a few favorites, but I mostly like 80s stuff because that's when I grew up.
I have watched/listened to several of Michael's songs and like them. Not the words necessarily, but how they flow, the beat, etc. <goes off to hide>
In this particular one, I think he looks creepy due to a combination of the cinematography (if you can call it that) and that he looks like he hasn't slept in a month of Sundays. That is some serious luggage under his eyes. I've seen zombies that look better
I absolutely love my 80’s music and some 90’s music. The best childhood was one from those decades 🙂 (arguably) 🙂
I will admit the song “ When I’m In The World” is a good song. It’s catchy, positive, and he sounds upbeat and energetic.1 hour ago, throwaway9988 said:
This really resonated with me. I had to try my best to fake it for so long because otherwise my parents would have made me homeless and left me without an education and my life would have been even worse than it was in Remnant.
Gwen brainwashes her followers into thinking that no matter how miserable they are in Remnant, they need to just not think about it (because otherwise they are focusing on/worshipping themselves instead of god) and keep on toeing the line. She brainwashes them into thinking that no matter how miserable they are, that they will be more miserable if they leave Remnant, because then in addition to whatever demons they are battling now they would also be getting cursed for disobedience by God while on earth and not get go to heaven after they die. She repeats it over and over until she has them trapped. And they get Stockholm Syndrome, thinking that if they just toe the line and go all in and be the perfect Remnant member, then they will stop feeling miserable and get more blessed on earth. Except the happiness they are chasing and see in the other members is all so fake, and any earthly blessings are usually just a result of being in higher social circles within Remnant and never convincingly attributable to a supernatural power. So they stay trapped in Remnant, because they believe Gwen's lies that no matter how miserable they are in Remnant, things would be worse for them if they left.
Thankfully, Gwen's lies really are just lies. I'm so much happier and better off after escaping Remnant and I would never go near that hellhole again.
As an outsider, who at one time thought Gwen was pretty great, and that the folks at RF were so happy and perfect, it’s easy to see how someone can get caught up in it all.
But you soon see past the fake smiles and realize that’s just the surface. I truly don’t know how some people can stay there year after year and deal with it all.
Thanks for giving us all some insight into the world you lived in. Glad you’re in the REAL world ❤️
3 hours ago, Georgiana said:
That courtship story is really....something, if you've never read it. This is one of my favorite parts, where she likens her road to courtship with David to Jesus' journey to his crucifixion because she didn't feel anything. And then says love/marriage is basically death. Her marriage to David is, I suppose, her cross then.
Can you link to the whole thing please?