“My parents have taken everything out of proportion,” she said. “I just don't think they are thinking right at all. … I think my sister found herself a little nest and I think my parents have blown it. This is her safe house — I'm not kidding. … She sees this as a fertile place for her roots to sprout.”
Amy offers that she feels “sorry” for the Church of Wells.
“I think it's very sad for how all these other Christians are treating them,” she said. “I think my sister might dedicate herself more and more to the church.”
She said it's much like when she and Catherine were younger, when friends their parents didn't like were chased away with threats of police and legal action.
She said she doesn't think Catherine will be willing reconcile with her parents unless they are willing to take a chance and attend something like family therapy, possibly having a year-long “trial separation” the meantime. She said her sister has every right to stay where she is. But she fears her parents will never give up on trying to recover her.
“I think she will go crazy if she goes home,” Amy Grove said. “I think it would ruin my sister.”
A recording of the interview spans several copies available and can be accessed online starting with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiG2obg0k34.