Phoebe welcome to this forum and an excellent post.
My son just came into the office and told me that the Playoff game was starting (American football).
I told him I would be down as soon as I contacted a very courageous person.....that's you by the way.
If you speak to your husband and tell him about the people on this site tell him hello from me and that others have commended him on leaving.
Tell him you may have just made more friends in the past few hours then in your entire life. That as we speak there have been hundreds of 'viewings' of your words and experiences. Maybe thousands have read or will read your story.
Reassure him that we are getting to know you as Phoebe, don't even know what country your from.
I was also a pioneer then a pioneer 'where the need was great'. Also had Elder status this is in 1961. We were called 'servants' back then as in Ministry School Servant etc. I was a golden boy back then and my most faithful companion was my Ego. You've met that type I'm sure.
Then I met my wife who became my pioneer partner. I would tell people that she is the love of my life. She would tell the same people............that I was her current husband. I lost the ego pretty quickly. Best person I have ever known all these past 55 years.
Your definitely going to grow on this forum.
My BF says Jesus holds the congregations in his hand. Well, if so, there is no way such things as child abuse would be allowed to go on - hidden.
I agree you have the truth of this......... tell you soon to be Ex BF (lol) that on the contrary Jesus warned his followers not to hinder the children from coming to him. Maybe she doesn't understand what sexual abuse is to a child.......... a hindrance would be the least of the issues.
You have joined us for various reasons........... all good.
Once again ....Welcome!
P.S. Time to get rid of that WT inspired suicide note in your wallet the no blood card is directly responsible for preventing a JW accident victim from receiving the only thing that can prevent an immediate death.