Welcome Brandon & Stephanie!!
It's gonna be a long, hard road out...but it's worth every painful step! I am shunned by my family for just trying to walk away and you know what? I don't really miss them that much! I know that sounds callous (spelling?), but true. It's really hard to feel affection for those who turn their backs on you. It hurts a lot at first...but I knew, along with my husband, that we were making the right decision. By not wavering in our course of leaving the JW's for once and for all...I am hoping that someday THEY will come to THEIR senses and get a little curious why we are standing firm for OUR beliefs. It is wonderful having a conscience that is at peace!
Keep your chins up! There are a lot of great people on this board with great advice and many shoulders to cry on!
Welcome again...HadEnuf aka Cathy Laszewski