I just became a member last week and picked my name feeling free because that is exactly how I feel FREE AT LAST.
I have stopped going to meetings and field service about 6 months ago, and feel great. There are JW's in my congregation who email me they miss me and are missing me at the meetings but I just respond that I am fine and taking care of myself.
I am so grateful because my husband feels the exact same way that I feel and we have becomer even closer. I love GOD and I feel that he loves me too and I told my husband that I am not going to allow men tell me what to do anymore, he is on the exact same page as I am. I have a 14 and she is a very happy girl who is enrolled in after school activities and is making friends outside the organizaton wonderfully.
We have decided we are going to celebrate the holidays this year as well and we are going to live our life to the Fullest. My only regret is wasting 13 years of my life in the organization letting them control me. All I want is to be a good mother, wife, and friend.
I have a question was it hard starting over after leaving the organization? I have a few friends who I never cut off while in the organization and I expressed how I feel to them and they agree the Organization is a CULT.
Thank You all for your posts. I can see the LOVE here!