Personal Experiences & Reunions
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- dubstepped in
this episode features a fascinating interview with someone that was raised in a racist family cult.
it was very small, just 14 people or so in actuality, but the teachings of the leader were found online and attracted a lot of alt-right and neo-nazi supporters that were drawn to it.
this is a look into the literal life cycle of a cult.
- 19ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara in
ever encountered or eyewitnessed problems escalating, arguements and rows between elders right at the kh anyone?.
one such experience was just before the meeting was about to start,we heard raised voices from the second room between two elders.
a minute later two other elders went into the room and we could all hear that they were trying to cool the situation down with whatever was going on in there.
- 6ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara in
has anyone experienced that family members of the general flock and those of the elders were treated differently, unfairly, or just put on a pedestal just coz they were elders kids?
where i grew up ,elders kids used to steal from their dads wallet right in fron t of us , and say to us that " if you say anything no one will believe you, i am the elders son".this went on from bad to worse , he grew up a constant liar, wore earrings to college and questionable association and clothes, involved in all things worldly.
.i know this coz he had a worldy friend who lived next door to me.this neighbors house was his go to for a double standard life style.
- 7jdash in
so, i guess the upcoming stuff i'm going to say is good to me.
my grandmother, yesterday, wanted to talk about some stuff.
she had pondered on me leaving at 18 and finally said to me that i can leave whenever, so if i wanted to leave tonight, she wouldn't stop me.
- stuckinarut2 in
this is a great episode of the jwforwardcast podcast that can be of help to all of us!.
it is an interesting episode that deals with regaining and maintaining a positive outlook as we awaken, and adjust to life outside of the jw clutches!.
- 14Kathy1978 in
i was a 3rd generation jw on my mom’s side and both of my parents were jws when i was born.
me and my 3 siblings were raised a bit on the strict side.
no sports, outside association, college, mandatory meeting attendance & service routine, etc.
- 4Syme in
i was born in a south european country 35 years ago; stopped being a jw a few years ago, and now pursuit an academic career.
my parents are still in.
i was never married, but am now in a loving relationship.
- 29Kathy1978 in
i just wanted to give a brief intro.
i was born into jw world and left it in 2015 along with my husband and 2 little children.
looking forward to reading the posts and interaction with you.
- 20Beth Sarim in
about to move from ''irregular'' status to ''inactive''.. after 6 months of not handing a field service report since the end of june, i will be recognized as ''inactive''.
there could be 'questions' coming my way.. after having read ''crisis of conscience'' last spring, i could no longer ''actively'' preach or believe the wbts conscientiously.
i could no longer fake hours by putting the 'slip' in the field service box.
- 20UnshackleTheChains in
hi everyone.. i would love to collate the experiences of those who decided to disassociate.
the reason i am asking this question is that i have been in turmoil for a very long time as to whether i remain a fader or whether to bring closure on my membership with the watchtower organisation.. it is for this reason i would like to read about some of the experiences of those on this forum who went down the route of disassociation.
if could answer the following.