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Escaping Polygamy’s Lizzy: My Church Hasn’t Let Me See My Daughter in Three Years Because I’m ‘Not Worthy’

Splitting up families. Escaping Polygamy‘s Lizzy reveals in the Sunday, August 14, episode that the religious sect she belongs to won’t let her see her teenage daughter.

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Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek from the A&E series shows Lizzy discussing daughter Julie, who was 10 when her mom last saw her three years ago. Lizzy belongs to the polygamist Salt Lake City–based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), and the group’s leaders have designated Julie as part of the United Order, meaning she is among the church’s most “pure” members.

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“My oldest daughter, Julie, is the good girl — she’s very beautiful, inside and out,” Lizzy tells the camera. “She’s always been my right-hand girl — she’s a hard worker, she’s sweet. Of course, I haven’t seen her for three years, so she’s perfect.”  

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Lizzy explains that she was not accepted into the United Order “because I’m not perfect — there’s things in my life that I need to repent of. Like, I have a hard time waking up by 5 a.m., but I’m working on it.”

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“My mother used to read a lot, and I inherited that weakness,” Lizzy continues. “Sometimes, I’ll find a novel, read it — I’ve been trying to overcome that. And my boy sometimes listens to country music.”

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A previously released clip from this season showed former FLDS member Jennifer, 18, defending having fallen in love with her cousin, 30. Another preview snippet featured Andrea revealing that her dad made her eat her own vomit.

Watch the emotional clip in the video above. 

Escaping Polygamy airs on A&E Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

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