How do you fell when you look back at your time as a JW ??

by karter 42 Replies latest jw experiences

  • karter

    To me not all bad taught me some good life skills howerever 38 years i could have done alot with that time...............Karter

  • *Incubus

    somewhat cheated

  • 144001

    "Wasted days and wasted nights . . ."

  • DoomVoyager

    I hate them for stealing & continuing to steal my life.

  • Casper

    An absolute waste of time for me and my children.....!!!


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  • mouthy

    Wasted.I had to put up with beatings!!! because I was stupidly under mind control, I raised two of my 5 kids as JWs ... two died, one still in out. ( the baby died before I was in the cult.)I made so many folks JW & most are dead now
    I believe it is a very wicked CULT!!!!And I was GUILTY!!! made my hubbys life hell, the kids life hell, & I hope that those entrapped will see the light at the end of the tunnel

    Yes I learned alot ,no smoking, to speak in fron of crowds. But was it worth 25 years. No I dont think so... I think it is a sad road.

  • Nowman

    Well, this is going to sound bitter....lost mom for 8 years, lost dad indefinitely since 1992. All over a belief. I try not to dwell on it, but sometimes this is what I think about. I have three children of my own, and thats what makes it difficult regarding me, I would never do that to my kids. Yet, I am not my parents, and I did not have the same childhood they did, they found the JWs later. I was born into it, gone 18 years later. Sad, but survivable.


  • RR

    I have no animosity. I figured the Lord got me where I am today via a detour through the Society.


  • jambon1

    I'm with mouthy. I learned some positive things but it wasn't worth my decade. I have endured years of mental imbalance, nightmares, insecurity & depression. Only in the last year have things evened out. I am now failrly happy with the way I am. But those years took their toll on me & my relationships with my wife & family. The fallout from leaving the org was almost unbearable at times. I have very little to thank the WTS for.

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