I used to post here 3 years ago but then all of a sudden I could not get logged on. I tried e-mailing about the problem but got no answer. So I have been lurking for the last couple of years and have tried from time to time to log on with no luck. Today, by some miracle, it suddenly worked!
Most of the posters here do not know me and the rest most likely do not remember me. I have been faded for 4 years now. Had the good fortune to move to another state and when the congregation sent our records, they sent them to the wrong hall/ wrong city. No one knows where we are. Husband left with me. Our only son, raised a JW and his wife-raised a JW- left when the UN thing broke. Her mother is a die-hard dub yet. So I do not have any horror stories to tell, just that we were controlled by a cult for 30 years.
I do have this to say, though. When we were doing "the preaching work", we were always taught that we were "planting seeds" even if it did not appear to be working. Well, I can list "seeds of doubt" that go all the way back to the beginning. I just kept filing them away, but never forgot them. I remember the first piece of "apostate literature" I got outside my first assembly in Milwaukee Wisconsin when I was first studying. The pile of doubts got pretty high, and then came the study article about the king of the north. That was the turning point for me. After that it was just a matter of waiting for the right time and opportunity to jump ship. My point is, you may think the die-hard dub is not listening when you reason with them, but you may be planting a lot more seeds than you ever thought.
It is nice to be back, now that someone left the door unlocked for me