Hello, I'm new here. I'm a born and raised witness. I was an elder for almost 20 years. Almost the same in fulltime service. I have gradually grown more and more dissatisfied with my association with the organization. I have lost faith in it. Also, while I believe it is full of many sincere and kind people, I no longer feel we share the same performance-based "faith" and "spirituality" so I feel very disconnected from most. However, I literally have no one in my life outside of the organization at this time. It would be too emotionally traumatic to just DA or be DF'd.
Many talk about a slow fade so that I can still have some contact with a few family and friends I'd like to still have something of a relationship with. At least at first.
How have you gone about it?
I am not wanting to bash or criticize the organization or its members. That is not my purpose or desire. I don't need that. My reasons are mine and mine alone and I don't need validation.