Thanks everyone , it's great reading your posts. Today I have been on eggshells wondering how my letter had been received and what text X are flying round the congregation about me. I received a text from the sister who studied with me, we were genuine friends but she will probably have to shun me soon.. She told me how much she loves me and always will and that Jehovah has always used imperfect men to carry out his will. This pushed me further away, does this mean anything goes and that she will be tolerant of all these hideous abuse scandals ? That's a giving the organisation a free pass ! Anyway I did not reply, I made it through the day without tears!
Well done introvert2 I'm pleased for you, you sound like a force to be reckoned with😎Also if we did sign contracts it would be signed in our blood haha.
Hi cold steel, my mum was a witness whilst I was young and my sister and I went along with her until our teens when we went our own way. My mum is no longer a JW , she left recently thank goodness and is supporting me through my transition now (We live in different areas of the country ). I began studying back in 2010 shortly after getting married, I felt a little lost and unsure of life.. low and behold 2 witnesses came to my door and by Dec 2013 I was baptised. The last year has been awful, people in my congregation have stepped up the mania, every discussion revolves around ' this system ending' I began lying to people because I was made to feel bad about going away for weekends with my husband and missing a Sunday meeting... It's like everything I did and said was scrutized even my music choices, having a beer , going to the gym etc. Like I said people have become extra crazy and obsessed continually ranting about the last day of this systems... All this combined with the JW TV crap and of course the major issue of the sexual abuse. Also, there's a real lack of love for our neighbours now, they straight out call them enemies ! To say I began to doubt is an understatement I felt I had made a massive mistake 😫
Im on the mend now I guess but I'm truly exhausted, I have never felt so drained ! Thanks guys. Peace out.