A newlywed bride, whose family was among those whose lives were changed forever after she married a River Valley Church leader, has told The Jerusalem Times she’s not happy with the church and is considering leaving the church.
Amber Rosemary Hall was ordained as a minister of the First Ward in January 2017, but her husband, Dwight Hall, is the only member of the church to be a pastor, serving as a pastor at his son’s church and as a senior pastor at the River Valley First Ward, the church’s first church in the Valley.
Rosemary Hall said she believes the church is a “toxic” environment for young couples and that it has led to some of the most dangerous marriages in the valley.
“I think the way they treat women and young women, especially when it comes to their family life, it really impacts them,” Hall said.
“When you have a young man, a young woman, you don’t see them have that much of a voice.
And it’s not like I have an open door for him to do what he wants to do.
He can’t go into the family house.”‘
I’ve been through so much in my life’: A new bride talks about how she and her fiance met and got married in the church article As a young bride and newlyweds, Amber Hall and her fiancé Dwight Hall said they met in the River City Church, a church in Southern California, which is run by a leader in the local First Ward community.
“We had been going to church for about a year and a half,” Hall, a 30-year-old accountant, said.
“I had been a regular attendee for a few years.
It was a very Christian church, which was one of the reasons why we got married.
We were both on our wedding day.
We got engaged at the church a couple weeks before the wedding, so that’s kind of where we met.
I had known that I was going to marry the person that I loved the most since I was a child, but I hadn’t really talked about it.”
Hall, who is the daughter of a former pastor, said she and Hall’s fiance “kind of knew that we were going to get along, that we could have a relationship, but that was a little bit of a surprise.”
“I really didn’t know anything about what he did at all, but we knew that he had a good life and that he was working hard,” she said.
In January, Hall said, Dwight invited her to join him for a weekend wedding and after a few days, the couple were engaged.
“We got married,” she recalled.
At the time, Hall and Hall were both working in the same industry and she said the church had a lot of support, particularly from the First Care Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to help the elderly and vulnerable.
“The First Care foundation gave us a lot, a lot in support,” Hall recalled.
“They said, ‘We can do this.
This is going to be something that is going have a lasting impact on your life.'”
The couple was also helped by a number of other people in the community who helped them out, including a number at the First Church.
When she and the other couple was preparing to get engaged, Hall was contacted by an online dating service, but she and Dwight didn’t have any information about what to do if they were to get a relationship.
She said she found that online dating is a good way to meet other people.
“They gave me a couple of different places to meet them, so I met them online, I met up with them in person, and we ended up going on a date,” Hall explained.
After a few dates, Hall felt comfortable enough with her new relationship that she decided to get involved in the FirstCare Foundation.
She said the foundation’s staff gave her a letter of support that said she was a “well-loved member of their community.”
She said it was also helpful for the Firstcare Foundation to tell her that “they have resources that can help you if you need anything.”
She and Dwight said they were surprised by how supportive they were of their new relationship.
“That was a blessing,” Hall continued.
“But it also was a hard one.
We thought that we would be able to do things that we needed to do and that we weren’t going to have to do.”
After their wedding, Hall decided to take a trip to the United Kingdom with her fiancée, who also went with them.
They returned to the Valley with her fiance and they began to build a new life together.
Hall said she plans to return to the Riverland soon to start her own business, which she said will focus on providing services to the elderly in the area.
Amber Hall said the River Church is a toxic environment for women