Personal Experiences & Reunions
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- 13Tameria2001 in
first i want to say that i don't know very much about the muslims, and what i am going to say is not attacking anyone, but instead, it was something that was said to me by a muslim man a few years back.. back in 2004 my husband and i found ourselves in a homeless situation.
his job had ended because the plant that he was working at, had shut down, and was sent off to china.
at the time our two sons were still very young, so we ended up staying at a couple of different homeless shelters until my husband could find another job, which took a total of three months before he found a new job, in a new state.
- 18Tallon in
hi there folks.. i took a bit of time out from the forum, however i'm back again.. what was it really like for you, your experiences good or bad, etc, in the org?.
if you were granted a listening ear by the gb, what changes would you like to see implemented?.
- 10stuckinarut2 in
was just pondering the mindset of the average jw.. would it be appropriate to think that many are sycophants?.
think of the way they act towards those they preach to.
or the way they act towards one another in the congregation - especially towards those taking the lead (elders).
- 9Solzhenitsyn in
so after much emotional struggle out into the open comes why my dear wife continues to want to stay with the wt organization.. i simply couldn't understand why someone so intelligent would suffer from such confusion wether to stay active or fade away when she has faced and accepted the anti-jw facts.
simply put: she was raised with such sick instability that jw life was the only thing that provided stability, the only thing she felt she could count on.
to this day this remains the primary reason she stays "in".
- 62Gemmel in
i resigned from the jw's in my 20's over 30 years ago, i was immediately shunned by my entire family and it's remained that way with a few exceptions ever since.
one of those exceptions was being contacted by a cousin a few years back and during that conversation i discovered that my mother had been and still was the prime mover in my complete and continuing shunning.
i then used what contacts i had left to confirm it.
- 5Chook in
one of my very few jw friend rings ( he knows i’m an apostate ) and has chat about life, then he said i would be sad to here that his son has been df , my response was it’s the best news i’ve heard all day.
his family are first generation jw of about 30 years in org.
but the scales are falling as we speak, i use my most genuine persuasive arguments over months, his wife loved coconscience.
- 13Tameria2001 in
i wasn't sure which topic to ask this question under.
three days ago my very first grandbaby, a boy was born.
so i still have time to think about stuff, and not royally screw up things.
- 8longgone in
i’m happy to say that, yet as always with the wts there is a price to be paid.
i’ll explain how this is working out.there’s a new development in the family that’s making the final break possible, and sadly is where the penalty for leaving is going to happen.
only one person of all the jw family history is left that could start a fifth, he’s my nephew.
- Diogenesister in
so funny, the guys from "what's up watchtower" join susan gaskin for a round-up of the crazy goings on in the jw/exjw world over the last year.
at 34.00 mins the discussion about the naked, tripped out "car group"who were busted attempting to save their neighbours from an imminent armageddon had me in stitches.
- 5lancelink in
recently a young person who was df'd died.
as you can imagine, there will be no talk at the hall.. well, enter some very courageous other young ex jw's who had their own memorial.. these people got together , and had a bonfire in memory of our friend.
and since we have hardly seen each other in over ten years, the conversation and tears flowed all night.. it just amazes me how all the parents of these grown up, normal young people think that ignoring their children is something that god approves of.