“Preachers’ Daughters,” Lifetime network’s newest docu-drama, highlighted some of the temptations of the children of those ministering God’s word. Two of the show’s cast members spoke up about it.
In the latest episode of “Preachers’ Daughters,” the Colemans, Koloffs and Perrys highlighted some of the struggles that they faced as children of preachers. In the show’s second episode, Olivia Perry finds out the paternity of her child’s father is not who she initially thought it was, while Taylor Coleman and Kolby Koloff dealt with dating temptations.
Pastor Mark Perry of Everyday Church in Oceano, Calif., learned that his 18-year-old daughter Olivia was unsure of who her child’s father is during the first episode of “Preachers’ Daughters” and confirmed that it was not who he initially thought it was in the second. Olivia told The Christian Post how being a preacher’s daughter has impacted her life that was once filled with drug use and partying.
“It’s not like my parents messed up. For me in high school people were like ‘Oh you’re a preacher’s daughter you must be so goody two shoes perfect, you don’t do anything bad,” Olivia explained to CP. “That was probably the most motivating factor for me to rebel because I wanted to prove them wrong. So I think that it’s something that maybe your parents can teach you from a young age like ‘Yeah you are living on a different level than most people but because you have faith in God with you.'”
Taylor Coleman, the 18-year-old daughter of Pastor Ken Coleman of City of Refuge Pentecostal Church in Joliet, Ill., lied to her parents in the second episode of “Preachers’ Daughters.” Instead of spending time at her girlfriend’s house, Taylor’s parents found out that she attended a hotel party with boys present.
Taylor spoke to The Christian Post about not being perfect just because she is the daughter of a pastor.
“When you’re in the church you’re a work in progress,” Taylor said. “So you’re not going to be perfect and that’s why I feel like all preachers’ daughters should realize that they don’t have to be perfect because everyone else is looking at them.”
Adam Reed, the executive producer of “Preachers’ Daughters,” told CP that researching preacher’s kid syndrome inspired him to bring the Lifetime Docu-series to life.
“I started to research and realize there is a such thing as PK or Preacher’s kid syndrome,” he said. “There is such a thing as extra outside pressures being on these families because of the church and the congregation. Both positive and negative.”
Despite some people stereotyping the children of preachers, Olivia told CP that all minister’s kids did not have to pay attention to speculation. Instead,they should try to live up to their calling in the best way possible.
“Audrey, my older sister didn’t rebel. She just kind of walked in her identity as a believer and she really held true to what she believed in,” Olivia said. “She just had a strong conviction to hold out on her values and I guess I just wasn’t as strong. I think to a certain extent you just have to get over wanting to please everyone.”
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