Does the Family That Prays Together Stay Together?
Lifetime’s new unscripted series, Preachers’ Daughters, seeks to answer that question, and many more that parents of teenagers are facing in today’s world.
The show, premiering Tuesday, March 12 at 10.9c, takes a hard-hitting but often humorous look at the lives of three pastors’ daughters as they balance the temptations every teenager faces. Add to that their parents’ strict expectations and code of conduct as influenced by their faith. What happens will change these families forever, and surprise you with this unvarnished peek into their lives and the universal issues all households with teenagers face daily.
Surf and Sunshine got a sneak peek into what you can expect this season on “Preachers’ Daughters.” Here is a quick overview of the families you’ll get to know.
Meet the Koloffs…
Kolby is a fun-loving, curious 16-year-old ready to start dating, but she quickly discovers it won’t be as easy as she thinks, since she has not one, but two preacher parents: her father, Nikita, a professional-wrestler-turned-traveling-evangelist, and his ex-wife, Victoria, a Christian preacher who hosts a faith-based radio show and is the director of two pregnancy centers. Does being the daughter of preachers mean that kids will treat you differently? Kolby lets us in on her thoughts on the subject: “I would say yes, people look at me differently knowing I’m a preacher’s daughter. They expect me to be immune from temptation and to stand out in the crowd, which I think I do pretty well, I hope! I know some preachers’ kids that have rebelled a lot more than I ever have. I don’t think I’ve given my parents too much trouble!”
Meet the Colemans…
Eighteen-year-old Taylor is set on pushing boundaries established by her strict father, Ken, a pastor of City of Refuge Pentecostal Church, who, following the mistakes he made with his older children, wants nothing more than to keep Taylor as his little angel. Taylor craves freedom from all of the rules in the house and occasionally rebels by sneaking out, kissing boys and giving in to temptation, all the while trying to maintain her relationship with her Lord. While her mother, Marie, tries to keep the peace between Taylor and Ken, she fears Ken’s stern rules will push Taylor to act out even more, especially when she gets to college. Conflicted and frustrated with her father’s demands, Taylor confides in her half-sister Kendra, who Ken kicked out of the house when she was pregnant at 20.
Meet the Perrys…
Olivia is an 18-year-old mom who, after partying hard, using drugs and drinking in high school, dramatically changed her life after the birth of her daughter. While trying to balance life as a young single woman and as a mom, Olivia relies heavily on both her family and her faith, especially when she questions the paternity of her baby. Her father, Mark, let us in on what it’s like to raise a teenage daughter, whether you’re a preacher or not: “The three words that come to mind about raising teenage daughters are: challenge, emotion, courage. One of the biggest parenting mistakes I’ve made was to not trust my gut more. I allowed my daughters to convince me they were telling me the truth when in reality they weren’t!”
You can catch “Preachers’ Daughters” Tuesdays at 10.9c on Lifetime. So how many of you are going to set your DVRs after reading this?
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