What Did YOU Give Up For The "Truth"???

by minimus 28 Replies latest jw friends

  • Honesty

    My mind.

  • limbogirl

    friends at school. going to the prom. a relationship with my df'd step-sister. college. competitive sports. holiday activities. a normal life.

  • Darth Yhwh
    Darth Yhwh

    Since I was born into the cult the only thing that I can think of that I unconsciously was giving up was truth.

  • dinah

    My first love, that one stings.

    Proms, anything extracurricular, college. I was df'd at 18, but still had the mindset that there wasn't time to graduate college. Who would've thought we'd all still be here?? Being born in, I guess I just missed a childhood without constant guilt and anxiety. One of these days I'll post my story, when I can get it concise and not all rambling nonsense.

    At least now I have plenty of time to look back and brood. On the up side, I've never done drugs--but I drink like a fish (good old self-medication), I'm also a good reader, since I learned to read the bible before I even started school. Maybe it's not ALL bad----just MOST of it.

  • lonelysheep

    Peace of Mind

    Mental Sanity


    Non-jw family/friends (so basically, everyone I knew)

    Educational goals

    Career goals

    Full happiness in being alive

    Priceless TIME

  • Golf

    Believe it or not, I did my thing. And plenty of that was questionable.


  • juni

    Good evening all -

    We missed out as a family. Not much time for recreation, down time, hurrying all the time getting 4 kids ready for mtgs. and assemblies. Gave up old friends. Religion really played havoc with our parents and siblings. Kids suffered from teachers because of being JWs. Kids gave up being in sports and other activities because they were not acceptable. Dealing w/depression with myself and my youngest son because of the religion. Just a lot of heartache because of the hypocrisy and judging by others. Juni ~~~~~~~

  • MsMcDucket

    My mind. I became absolutely neurotic. I started having panic attacks. It was horrible. If it weren't for the panic attacks, I'd probably still be in that religion. I guess that they were a blessing in disguise. I still have to take meds to control my heart palpitations. I still have problems with associating with people. But, I can work! After I left, I was able to get through college and get my RN degree. I've lost a lot of things, just can't name them all. Believe it or not, I can identify with Michael Jackson.

    I miss my kids (the two that are shunning me). I wish that I could figure out a way to connect to them. Don't know how to fix that.

  • bailabklyn

    cheerleading, a dance career, finding myself earlier in life, out-of-state college (I DID go, but i had to live at home), social grace (I feel like i've had forced "friendships" my entire life)

    But i have no regrets.

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