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10 miseryloveselders in
24 lovelylil2 in
boy oh boy where to start?
lots of changes over the last seven years.
this week i had been reflecting on just how drastically my life has changed for the better since loosening the grip of the watchtower society.. in brief, my life seven years ago this month looked liked this; my family was very unhappy after nearly a decade of serving the "happy god" of the watchtower and being part of the "happiest people on earth".
2 STILLINWANTOUT in
after sending in my da letter the elder that i genuinely like called me this morning.
i instructed in my letter that if they decided to talk to me they would be limited to only the bible.. i need some thoughts.. i want to go in prepared with points of discrepancy that i can point to directly in the bible...its sad becaus i love the friends its the culti-ness i cant deal with.
im just glad my family was never in..
23 Free yet lonely in
i am a psychology teacher and yesterday a jw turned up in one of my groups.
this girl has a strong jw family (dad elder - mother mummy elder etc)!
i was friends with this girls sisters prior to fading!.
10 truthseeker in
i have noticed at least two active witnesses who have disfellowshipped friends on their facebook account.
it's certainly a. middle finger to the governing body who say that we should not even say hello to such a person.. each facebook friend has to be "approved" so what does this say about the attitudes of the rank and file?.
27 brainwashed-from-birth in
i was raised one of jw.
before i was born my dad joined when two jws came to our house around the same time my grandpa (my dad's dad) died.
i remember my mom telling me that my dad took this very hard.
66 flipper in
i thought it would be good to discuss it to understand what caused some of us to exit suddenly, or some to exit gradually .. myself , i had been in 44 years , had mentally had doubts for years before exiting - but injustices by the elders and my doubts about the " generation " doctrine led me to exit suddenly one night before a meeting.
the elders pissed me off , i went to my seat, picked my books up and walked out - never going back.
so what is your story and reasons ?
34 nicolaou in
i never heard of any sister having an abortion - doesn't mean it didn't happen, just that i never heard of one.. i've personally known child abusers, closet gays, drunks and thieves all within my time at just 2 congregations.
i know one brother who hid the fact he had blood transfusions at a critical time.
now i'm certainly not lumping in an abortion with acts of abuse or dishonesty, and for the record i don't consider it a 'sin' (whatever that is).
19 heyfea in
i haven't been able to visit the forum in a long time.
life has gotten complicated since my husband's business declined.
the household with a steady income (peanuts).
9 greenie in
i've heard reference to it and was just wondering what it was.
is it accepted or discouraged?.
yknot, you have a pm (killing two birds with one stone here).