A Mother’s Desperate Fight to Save Her Daughter from Religious Indoctrination

Her daughter’s strange behavior caused this woman to pull her out of her private Pentecostal school without telling her husband and now she doesn’t know what to do.

Happily Married With a Young Daughter

The couple, a 33-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife, are parents to a six-year-old daughter. They have been married for six years, having dated for a year before tying the knot. 

The husband grew up in a religious Pentecostal family, but he is not a fanatic. He often shares stories about strange things he has seen at tent revivals, such as people claiming to heal others from demons and speaking in tongues. 

He has assured his wife that he is not as religious as his family, which puts her at ease, as she comes from a more relaxed family when it comes to religion. In fact, he found her secular and open-minded approach to life refreshing.

The wife has had a difficult time with her husband’s family, particularly his parents, who are religious and have tried to convert her to their Pentecostal church. 

She Drew the Line

She has tried to tolerate their attempts to control her daughter’s upbringing, but drew the line when they insisted on homeschooling her. 

She shut down the idea immediately, and her husband came up with a compromise: they would enroll their daughter in a Pentecostal private school to keep peace with his family. 

The wife agreed, but only after meeting with the school’s teachers and faculty to ensure they were open-minded and not too indoctrinating.

After two years at the school, the wife has become increasingly concerned about her daughter’s exposure to religious dogma and indoctrination.

She Had Concerns

She has had many conversations with her husband about her concerns, but he has been deflecting and avoiding the topic. 

Recently, the wife witnessed her daughter waving her arm slowly in the air, head bowed to the floor, moving to music while watching TV, which she found troubling.

Finally, she decided to take action and withdrew her daughter from the school without telling her husband. 

When he found out, he was furious with her and yelled at her, insisting that public schools can be a nightmare, and that one of the teachers at the private school is friends with his mother and will tell her everything. 

Feeling Lost and Uncertain

He left to spend Easter with his parents, leaving his wife and daughter alone.

The wife is now feeling lost and uncertain about how to proceed with her husband.

She knows that she wants to protect her daughter from religious indoctrination at all costs, but she is uncertain about how to move forward in her relationship with her husband. 

This situation has been one of the only times she has stood her ground, and everything feels like it’s crumbling around her. She seeks advice on how to proceed with her husband and salvage their relationship.

Borderline Cultish

Thedarkestbeer wrote, “It strikes me that your husband has no sense of urgency when it comes to addressing your concerns, but a great sense of urgency when it comes to addressing his mother’s. That’s going to need to change if you’re going to stay married.”

Perrosforlife explained, “I grew up in a Pentecostal church, many aspects were borderline cultish, and it took me to my early 20’s to finally think for myself and break away from that doctrine. Being indoctrinated so young has given me some form of religious trauma. I hope your husband can see the negative effects this sort of religion can cause on a child to their adulthood.”

Alicebunbun put, “If your partner puts your 6 year old through cult indoctrination because his parents are cult members, it is your duty to protect your child. Stand your ground.”

What do you think? Was it wrong of her to pull her child out of the school when they agreed? Was this necessary to protect her child? What would you do?

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