Finding new friends or a new congregation in Germany

by Gideon90 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gideon90

    Hello dear jw community,

    I'm looking for new friends or a new congregation in the area of ​​Germany/Berlin. I grew up in the truth, but some circumstances have made me not taking the faith seriously. My family is still in the same congregation, but there is still the same spirit of favoritism like years before, some young people are left out. I'm not sure where to find new contacts with an another congregation that needs young and motivated people to serve Jehovah.

    I look forward to your answers.

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    Wie geht es dir, @Gideon90?

    Willkommen auf der Website! Darf ich fragen, was dich dazu gebracht hat, deinen Glauben nicht ernst zu nehmen?

    Wärmste Grüße xox
  • punkofnice

    Welcome Gideon90.

    I left 'the truth™' as soon as I discovered it was NOT the truth.

    Please do some research and you will discover you have been conned. Which is probably why you wrote:

    some circumstances have made me not taking the faith seriously

    I beg you to think seriously about this scam and look at what Governing body member Geoff Jackson actually said at the Australian Royal Commission. You might be horrified.

  • Searril

    "In the truth"

    It's such a subtle thing. A person doesn't even think about it. You just hear it over and over and eventually that's how you also begin to refer to your religion. Every time you hear it you find the belief reinforced. What could anyone possibly find that would be better than being "in the truth"?

  • dubstepped

    Answers are indeed what you need. Welcome!

    The spirit that you saw is just the tip of the iceberg of issues. Research the Australian Royal Commission and the issues with child sexual abuse. Go to a site like and start examining the doctrine through the publications. It's easy to overlook massive problems that lie underneath. And I do mean "lie" because it's not "the truth".

  • TD

    Schöne Grüße Gideon

    Meine Frau ist eine Zeugin Jehovas aber ich bin nicht

    Sie werden hier viele Antworten finden

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    @TD I didn't know you were German! You based in Europe?

  • Giordano

    I'll address the 'looking for new friends' issue. All you need to do is to find a group who meet regularly and are involved in an activity that you have or could have an interest in. This could be one of a hundred volunteer groups in your area who are working to make this world a little better.

    There are even EX J.W. groups for which you would be highly qualified lol. Google it.

    Or perhaps something more active like sports. Then there are Bird watchers, a hiking group etc.

    The key is finding something you are interested in and attending regular meetings with people who share your interest. If you meet once a week you will eventually make new friends. It takes a little time to get to know people....but after a while getting together for a beer or coffee after a meeting becomes a natural thing.

    However if you must can access and find congregations in your part of the world. Though be forewarned.......... being a JW these days can effect you in negative ways. As in your not going to be good enough to satisfy the Uber JW's.

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