Thought it was about time I spill my guts...

by Krystal 32 Replies latest jw experiences

  • EvilForce


    I must ask how old were you? I know lots of Jo Ho's that were made elders at 28, 29, 30 years of age. They also tended to elevate "brothers" that were pioneers and what not even earlier. These brothers had parents that supported them financially. They married the right Dub at 18 or 19. They truly hadn't been tested by fire. They had not had any personal crisis's of their own. It's easy to be judgemental when you have no concept of certain things.

    I remember a BOE that counseled a friend of mine. They told him that since he could only come to the district assembly for 2 days he needed to "man up" and tell his employer he was going to go regardless of whether they would give him time off. So he got fired from his job.... had huge financial difficulites to find a new job and support his family....think the BOE was around to help him? NO!!! They then had the nerve to say that he needed to trust in Jehoba and he would provide.

  • Soledad

    welcome Krystal. you are a very strong person. congratulations on making your way out of the WTS!

    3 months later I miscarried. That was the hardest day of my life. 17... miscarried... confused... no mom to talk to.

    how cruel. I wouldnt know what to do if that were me.

  • Thegoodgirl


    So sorry your mom wasn't there for you, but you've made it this far, stay strong, you did all the right things, they will pay off. Welcome.


  • Krystal

    I have lost my real mom as a friend, but there is always a silver lining...

    Daniel's mom has been sooo supportive and wonderful. She has really taken me under her wing.. I talk to her more than Daniel does!!

    She has become my "hiding place from the wind and a place of concealment from the rainstorm, like streams of water in a waterless country, like the shadow of a heavy crag in an exhausted land" (Isaiah 32:2)

  • TheListener

    Thank you for sharing your story Krystal. Life can be painful at times. It's stories like yours that have made me determined to be there for my family in their times of need.

  • cheeseman

    Krystal, it was good for you to write that all out. I think it will help deal with the past. Now, however, you are looking to the future and this is a great attitude to have. I lost a girl I loved because I dedicated my life to a mind controlling cult. I haven't seen her for 8 years and I think about her every day. However, I have found solice at JWD and I think you will too. It's good to tell your story. It's part of the reconciliation process. Good luck with your future!

  • mapleaf18

    Excellent post Krystal

    Same story here just like you except you had the kahunas not to run to some whack job witness dude instead as a poor substitution (like me and a couple others here). good luck!

  • whyamihere

    Welcome! Moving story, you have there. I hope you remain happy forever!


  • wanderlustguy

    Welcome, thanks for sharing your story.

  • Flindersgirl

    Krystal: va? Welcome from a former Quebecer now living in South Australia :) As we say over here "you'll be right mate" and this board will help you through it.


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