There are actually tons of these experiences. I wanted to post this one because it involved all the family of born in jws.
All my freakn dreams came true
I did it.
Long story short, I was a born and raised second generation JW. At age 14 I found the exjw sub and within a day became PIMO.
At age 18 I was disfellowshipped for sex outside of marriage (EDIT: to clarify, I mean "premarital sex", I am no cheater!) with no remorse (lol). But that was just a guise for me badly wanting a way out of the org.I was homeless for 6 months, then lived with random different girls for another year. After many mental breakdowns, 3 suicide attempts, and development of severe CPTSD - I ended up spending another year back at meetings trying to get reinstated so I could see my family again. I really missed them all, specifically my baby brothers.
Got reinstated, moved back home, PIMO again. A year later I meet a wonderful “worldly” girl at work, we wind up getting married after 3 months of dating.
I become inactive, and begin my fade from the org.
3 years later now, age 24 - I get a surprise call from my Dad (an elder and previous uber JW) saying that he has questions for me as he is now starting to “see through the cracks” of the org.After 6 months of back and forth sharing of information and open discussion - my father, mother, and younger brothers as of yesterday have all put in their letters of disassociation. And I also sent mine in, although I’ve been inactive for over 3 years, just to make things official.
My family is freakn free. I never thought this would happen. We used to be that “role model” JW family that everyone should emulate in the congregation…
Now they are out. I’m one of the lucky ones. I still can’t believe it…
The trigger point that started all this? The pandemic. They said that having meetings via Zoom and having no more field service actually gave them time to think for themselves and see how ridiculous JW teachings are.
I’ve been blessed, and Im over the moon. Just wanted to share this with people who’d understand.
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