!!!!INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT!!!! this morning. Family member hears TTATT.

by Gojira_101 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gojira_101

    So my husband's brother called him this morning. I will call his brother Earl (fake name :) so Earl calls him out of the blue, hubby hasn't talked to him in a few months. Earl was never baptized and left JW's in his later teens and the family has also thought he was a low life and the black sheep of the family. So Earl and hubby still talked and they were always there for each other so to speak.

    This morning, Earl and hubby were just talking about random things and then one of their other brothers were mentioned, and Hubby asked Earl if Bob was still going to meetings, and the next thing I hear from my hubby is he is telling Earl that we are no longer JW's. I was shocked because my hubby hasn't wanted to tell his family because well they are psycho and will get the elders involved...etc. Plus Hubby has been wanting to do things on his own terms. I was shocked when he told Earl this.

    First thing Earl did was ask what we did to get Df'ed...hahaha Earl still understands how J-dubs work...So my husband just started telling him TTATT.

    Earl always had doubts and thought what the JW's taught was pure bullsh*t. Earl and his wife (wife was never a JW), wanted to know everything!!! Of course with TTATT, there is just so much to cover, so Earl AND his wife wanted us to send them the info. We gave them JWN, JWFacts and JWStruggle. Help me if I forgot one???

    Earl even though he isn't a JW, he still has always felt that pull from the JW because it has been from their mom. She is the type of person who will tell you to your face that you are going to die at the "big A" because you are not a J-dub and blame your rotten life on the fact you aren't a JW. I do know people even after leaving still feel the pull back to the JW life. My friend Stubborn disbeliever she had been away from the cult for 9 yrs or so and she didn't know TTATT until I told her and showed her JWfacts. She told me she always felt there was something wrong about this cult, but never knew, she had no proof. And just not to long ago she did a post on Facebook saying how she finally feels free and empowered.

    So this is actually good news for my husband because he has a big family and he has been so worried about losing all of them and after he got off the phone with Earl, he broke down and cried, he at least has one of his family members now! And Earl WANTED the info on TTATT, because he is tired of the guilt trips the mom lays on him. Hubby is hoping since Earl is in the same state as most of the family, he can then talk to the other "weak JW" family members and try to wake them up!

    It's been an exciting morning :)


  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    Good luck to all, and congratulations on this first huge step! :)

  • Stubborn Disbeliever
    Stubborn Disbeliever

    It's so refreshing to hear stories like this!!! I'm glad they were happy tears today. I know you both were having such a hard time even just a month ago. I'm glad Earl called and is open to hearing the info.

    When I was DF'd (it has actually been 11 years in August now), it was like those exorcism things you hear about, where it felt like something was ripped out of you, but then you felt alive and real. I was never "in", but pretended to play the part, and it was still shocking how I felt like I had heavy chains unlocked from my whole self.

    I hope Earl and his wife (and others) keep their eyes and hearts open to the info they receive. I still am just baffled by TTATT (last night was pretty intense just looking around JWN here!). So I'm sure you'll be hearing from them more often. :)

  • whathappened

    I hope your brother in law feels better, knowing he made a good decision when he didn't embrace this crazy JW religion.

  • problemaddict

    That is a great story Gogira. This is the way we all have to do this. Plant the seeds, and love our friends and family that begin to see it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • OnTheWayOut

    I hope for the best, but even if not, your husband has gained his brother.

    Great story.

  • Newly Enlightened
    Newly Enlightened

    Awesome Kids! So proud of you all and so happy you have your brother Sweetie. You did forget JW Survey in your list.

    Keep us informed!

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  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    What a great experience! I think it should be published in The Watchtower. Print the story, with your husband's name changed to Andre, and send it to the Writing Department.

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