A year ago last month I joined JWD and I felt trapped and that I was going to lose my whole family.
A year ago this month I told my dad I was leaving the JWs and I had no idea what was going to happen with my family - but I am willing to face whatever happens.
A year ago this month I posted some candid views of my time as a Bethelite and I ended up meeting someone on this forum that I ACTUALLY WORKED WITH AT BETHEL!
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this board who has been such a help over the last year. I sometimes go weeks now without checking this site, but I am forever grateful for all the help and support and information I received from you all. Some on this forum even sent me Amazon gift certificates to buy certain books to help with my research!
Nowadays my wife (FreedomLover) and kids are out of the JWs.
My brother is out too. Additionally, we have reconnected with many non-JW family members and some ex-JWs we had once lost touch with.
There is a good possibility more JW family members may be on their way out too. Although we are careful to get too hopeful on stuff like that.
It's great to be free ... and this site definitely helped it happen a lot quicker. I've met a lot of cool people here that I hope to one day meet in person.
Thanks again everybody!