Hello everyone

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  • JUG

    Hello everybody I just discovered this site a few days ago and am now formaly introducing my self.

    I am 23 years old, I was born and raised in the truth, then about 2 1/2 ears ago I got discfellowshiped. I didn't know anything else besides the truth. I was engaged,and my whole family are witnesses, and when I say my whole family I realy mean my whole family. To this day no one person in my family will talk to me even if its a death in the family I usualy find out through a freind of mine who is still a JW and is kind enough to let me know. Anyway when the elders told me that I was going to be discfellowshiped I cried & begged them to reconsider, but they told me that, " If one thing is certain Jeff it's that you will do what you want no matter what happens tonite. Now you'll live life out from under Jehovahs sheild and then we will see what you want". Well I still made my meetings for a while, and then I moved to another town and just didn't feel like going any more, so I stoped. Then I got tired of be home alone all the time so I got off my ass and started finding things to ocupy my time. I met a couple of people at the local college track where I go to run every day. They invited me to places and events that were going on around town . The people I have as freinds now are far more loyal not to mention enelligent and fun to be around than any of my JW freiends ever were. I'm not saying that socialising and recreation are my biggest priorities, but these freinds taught me a lesson about life. You see as JW's we were taught that if one of us has a problem it's the other persons responsibility to give him counsel and most of the time JW's idea of counsel is telling you that your not doing something rite in Jehovah's eye's. When I am having problems now the people I hangout with may know about them but they dont say aword untill I do,and it's never negative it's allways positive. All of them went to my Grand mothers funeral with me just to be there for a freind. None of my JW freinds would have ever had the balls. Not only that I got to further educate myself on the things that I imissed out on being a JW I got ahead in my career and instead of only making afigure of 30,000$ a year I've more than trippled that number. I own my own house and enjoy allof my time doing things that I want, and the key word is want to do. So I'd like to thank those brothers rite now because they were write I'm doing what I want to do. I enjoyed life before but it wasn't the same happiness. I gess its kind off like getting out of bed in the morning, ya know. When the floor freezes your feet, you'r limbs are stiff and you'r only half awake. You step into the shower and the warm water hits you and wakes you up,you feel the energey of anew day and you'r ready for anything. Thats how it feels.

    I wasnt sure If I wanted to post this. Infact I probably haved typed this thing 5 times in the lat few day's.

    I though that the only thing that I would have in common with any of you was once being a JW but after reading the things you discuss and say to eachother I realise I have alot in common with all of you, it's nice to know that.

    so hi everybody

  • mrsjones5

    Hi Jug. Nice to meet you and welcome to the board!


  • Brigid

    Hi Jug! Welcome...you're gonna love it here.


  • AlmostAtheist

    Hey Jug,

    Welcome to the forum, glad you stopped in!

    You're right, they really do us a favor by putting us out in the "cold, cruel world", since it forces us to find out that it isn't cold or cruel at all. By contrast with the world in general, it is the JW's that are cold and cruel.

    Hope you enjoy your stay, and congrats on doing so well in your new life!


  • serendipity

    Hi jug, welcome to the forum! I'm glad things are going well for you.

  • Legolas

    Hi Jug!

    It's nice to meet you!

    Thanks for sharing with us and I look forward to more of your posts!

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  • JH

    Welcome Jug

  • IronClaw

    Welcome Jug, Hope to hear more from ya soon.

  • Raphael

    Hi JUG...


    We've all been there in some way or another , initially being disfellowshipped can feel like a fate worse than death.. when it happened to me, deep down I felt a sense of freedom , I still recall thinking I shouldn't be feeling this - I'm supposed to feel like my world has been ripped out from under me - instead it has been a journey of exciting discovery and it was the best thing that could ever had happened - I shudder to think that if it hadn't have happened, I'd still be in the clutches of an organisation that thrives on mind control and manipulation.

    All the best to ya...

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