How ballroom dancing helped our exit
Thanks for sharing.....
One group of really good friends who understand your situation and are supportive about it help so much. I know that it was my finding that which helped me have the courage to finally tell my parents that I don't want to be a JW anymore, even if it meant I'd have to move out.
You can see why the borganization emphasizes love bombing and focus on 'discouraged ones'--the lack of social support expedites the exit.
They criticize those who leave because of alleged 'personality conflicts', which are really examples of jws being cold and unloving. Think about it though.
The reason many of these people joined in the first place is not because they think, "Ooooh! I've been dying to join a laughed-at cult so I can't celebrate holidays or receive blood transfusions!" No, they joined in spite of those rules because the love bombing was so effective. Take away the love and you are left with the doctrines.
Loved reading your story! "Worldly" people are not what the Watchtower says. We also have met many fantastic people outside the org since we left a year ago.
Recently some who have shunned us have tried to reconnect but we know who they are and what they still represent. It's just not worth it.
Keep us posted on your progress please!
Lovely post! Thanks for sharing - really encouraging.
Congrats on both you and your spouse waking up!
Wow, great story and welcome on the board.
What I was very disturbed about was the change on typical/antitypical. It was obvious I had been lied to.
One of the reasons that made me realize something really was wrong, deep spiritual food (proof of Jehovah's blessing) was swept from the table with one stupid WT article!!! Together with the abuse scandals, the overlapping generation doctrine and their lying about 1914 it become too much too bear anymore. You hear many such stories here. Can you imagine how the Borg has shot themselves in the foot by these ridiculous changes?
A sincere and heartfelt Welcome!
Lovely first post.
Yes, you made a great point. If we want to try and wake up our loved ones, the key is to slowly break their witness routine, and replace it with fun activities that highlight the joy of living. And yes, "worldly" people are actually very nice!
We look forward to your company here on the forum!
Yay, that's all I can say. YAY