Vomit-making tosh. I want my family back - this 'wonderful' so-called PBCC 'church' took them off me when as a teenager I said I disagreed with some of their doctrine and practices. The Hales Excl Brethren care NOTHING about keeping families together, when any tiny part of that family doesn't toe their cultish line. These documents are so disgustingly misleading they make me physically sick. Low divorce rate amongst them? - they're not ALLOWED to divorce or separate, unless for some extremely rare reason the leader has given his consent (or in some cases, DIRECTED the couple to separate because one of them is expressing some level of dissent about Brethrenism). The PBCC marriage and family policy IN REAL LIFE, is full of vileness.
I speak as an ex-member who willingly walked out of my EB parents' home as a small child, along with my siblings, for an indeterminate period of time - possibly forever - because my parents were deeemed by the local 'priests' to be in need of Assembly Discipline. Don't you tell me the family bond is strong! - even the littlest child in the HEB knows they always have to truly put the Brethren's decisions about anything and everything, first.