Family Ties

Love changed my rebellion

Seeking what she thought would be greater freedom, Katie Mack challenged her religious beliefs when she was in her teens. She dropped out of high school, moved away from home, and tried to make a life of her own, putting the relationship with her family to a hard test. We asked her and her mother to share their views of this experience.

Katie: I am definitely the kind of person who challenges authority. A lot of those kind of people have changed the world, but some have also made things a little scary.

When I was about 16, I started to really feel the need for more independence. And I was sort of unheeding of what the right ways to get it were.

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January 1, 2000

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