Left Behind -
I am so glad you have asked such a question. I am so glad you are back! I never posted on your last thread, honestly I didn't know what to say. I could feel your pain and your anger.
I am still a witness, technically. I am moving out of state in the next month and I will never go to another meeting again. I plan to fall off the face of the earth. This is the only way I know how to deal with leaving the witnesses. I too was raised a witness and my WHOLE extended family are still witnesses. All I can tell you is that I am leaving because of inaccuracies, I found in the WT's OWN publications. As you know, we are studying the Daniel book again. When we started this book again I decided to really get the prophecies down in my head this time. I wanted to strengthen my faith. Well when I dug just a little deeper in the Society's own literature, I was shocked at how things didn't add up. I was hard broken. One thing led to another and I have found myself unable to believe many teachings anymore. I was not influenced by Satan when I started researching. I was looking WITHIN the society's publications, and encyclopedias for all of my research.
I truly hope you can still love your brother and find time to really talk to him. I do understand why you feel like he has destroyed your family. He controls his actions, but YOU are responsible for yours. I truly hope you can still love your brother unconditionally. I am still learning this myself because of how I've been taught my whole life.
compassion and sympathy for your sadness - FreedomLover