New to the forum. Just wanted to say hi.

by WalkTheWalk 35 Replies latest jw friends

  • rather be in hades
    rather be in hades

    lol how are you doing? give it a week and the honeymoon will be over ;)

    feel free to tell us your story. you'l; be surprised at how uplifting it can be to see that you aren't dealing with this stuff alone.

  • ziddina

    Hello, Walk the Walk!!

    Welcome to the board!!

    There are some great threads on this forum!! Use the "search" function and let the questions fly!!

  • flipper

    WALKTHEWALK- Welcome to the board ! Nice to have you here ! I certainly understand having doubts and feeling the need to stop attending meetings. I am 52 yrs.old, was a born-in JW as well and exited almost 9 years ago stopping cold turkey from attending meetings. Injustices I saw occuring towards others and myself, also I had doubts about the ever changing " generation " doctrine ( I refer to it more as a theory ) and I was one of those told I'd never raise children in THIS system of things. Doesn't that just beat all ? Now I've got one 27 yr.old son who exited years ago out of the Witnesses as well and two JW daughters in their mid 20's who choose to shun us.

    As you know and realize it's challenging. Which you already know. If I may recommend some really great books which assisted me to realize HOW I was controlled in my mind by the WT society I would like to do so if it's O.K. ? The 3 books are written by Steve Hassan titled in order : " combatting Cult Mind Control " , " Releasing the Bonds - Empowering People to Think For Themselves " , and his NEW one which I just got in the mail today " Freedom of Mind - Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs ". They can be purchased relatively cheaply on or Steve Hassan's Website

    I know how lonely it can be when many former friends and family shun us due to our making a stand for our conscience. I will private mail you my home phone number in case you'd ever like to chat , O.K. ? Feel free to call anytime. Great to have you here ! We are with you buddy. Hang in there P.S. Check your PM in a few minutes.

  • Kool Jo
    Kool Jo

    Welcome may have lost "friends" in the WTBS, but here you'll meet some great folks and gain lots more knowledge and also share your thoughts!


    Kool Jo

  • flipper

    WALKTHEWALK- Got your PM and PMed you back ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper

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  • still thinking
    still thinking

    Welcome to the forum...

  • jgnat

    Welcome, Mr. Walk. Congratulations on finding your own way. It might help you and your wife if you branch out and make some new friends; perhaps at work or in your neighbourhood.

  • sizemik

    Welcome WalkTheWalk . . .

    I'm mid-50's, exited about 10 years ago . . . similar.

    Be sure to take the time to fully deconstruct your cult experience, using the fine resources suggested. It will help your walk from here. Ideally, you and your partner should try and travel together with it.

    Nice to have you here.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    Welcome to the forum.

    I haven't walked the walk since Jehovah didn't show up for the Watchtower's Balmygeddon in 1975. Realising that I had only been walking the walk of succession of nutjobs in Brookyn was a breath of fresh air.


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