Hi Jst2laws: Feeling a little slighted too (dig,dig,) Just had to throw that in.
I too like knowing something about the person writing a response or starting a thread. I try sometimes going back to other posts they've made where they mention something personal about themselves so I can relate better to what they're trying to say in a new post.
(I've even been tempted to ask: who really is this Fredhall? But I just waited and read more until ...duh the lights went on)
(I enjoy reading yours btw jst2laws.)
Had Enough (all I can say for now to protect myself-see 'status')
Inactive and non-attender for 2 years. Have an still-active daughter, sibling and mom, a da'd son and a non-JW husband
middle aged (whatever that is)
Raised in org.from birth in Canada. Father was an elder (a kind one). Occasionally pioneered. Married to an elder and had 2 children. Divorced and re-married a non-JW. Had family in Bethel.
Coming here to start to heal from shock of finding out all I ever believed in and was proud of, is false, and heal from power-wielding elders, and being able to lose the guilt of bothering people who don't want to be bothered by JW's
Arrogant JW bullies who take delight in sarcasm and kicking a person when they're down in the name of doing God's will. JWs enforcing df'ing restrictions; df'ing repentant ones; all the misinterpretated scriptures and rules twisted to fit the situation.... and did I mention df'ing?
Fears and Frustrations:
Wanting to inform my active family of what I've learned but can't because they're all "by-the-book devotees of the borg" so I risk being df'd for speaking out so I don't. I need my family right now.
Enjoying life now, and my friends and grandchildren and more to be enlarged on later.
Perhaps will divulge more as time goes on.
Had Enough (of feeling pressured and secondclass)
Like Kramer on Seinfield says: "I'm out there Jerry and I'm LOVIN' it!!!"
PS to outnfree: Caught your message to me about my name. Glad you like how I sometimes sign-off. See you're using it too. I like it