Research a few denominations, and make a decision only after you are 100% certain you wish to follow that religious path. You might simply choose to
remain unaffiliated after you become free from the witlesses.
Something about being a witness makes you think all non-JW religions are bad. If I don't get over that, I doubt I'll join another religion unless for community support. At this point I'm considering deism.
Your advice is sound. When I'm ready to DA I will see if I can plant any seeds of doubt. I do have a plan that might work. I'm an MS and was appointed while secretly being an appostate. I haven't blown my cover because I haven't asked any critical questions of the borg; I simply cannot afford getting kicked out now.
@breakfast of champions:
I'm still thinking about whether to fade or not, but I don't know if I'll be able to keep the charade up. I do plan to move far away, anyway, so time will tell.
Accept that some family members and jws will turn away even if you aren't df'd or da'd.
So true. If I get DF'd or I DA I will still be treated the same. My stepdad is an elder who firmly believes that shunning makes people come back to Jah's organization. Wait till he sees that shunning won't even faze me. Thank you for your list. I'm sure it will help others here who are in a similar situation.
In my case I'm not close to any of my family members, but I do agree that it's still a critical choice nonetheless.
What a clever way to turn the situation around! I think I haven't gone cuckoo because I'm in denial and force myself to believe it's the truth.
P.S. I like dragons too! Now that I'm out I don't feel guilty. :)
I sent a reply, thanks.