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5 the real life in
this morning on my way to work, i saw a girl reading a new world translation in the metro.
i live in paris and i don't see witnesses very often, except occasionally holding out magazines in the street looking grumpy.. i had the urge to talk to her.
my reaction is different every time i see witnesses.
110 oompa in
i guess it only took three years, but they were hell in so many ways for both of us...she was not happy and lived in denial as much as possible...i was not happy and lived in a bottle as much as possible and glad that is over for me....but it was one of the saddest things i have ever experienced in my life....as was the visit to my parents before i told her....but yes...she said she kind of expected it...was thinking something was going to happen soon as she noticed i had more and more trouble saying i love you back to her when she said it on the phone at the end of goodbyes...and when i was leaving the house...i had noticed it for over a year and it was killing me..... i told her how sorry i was for changing so much again....and that she still walks on water...and is a great person and so pretty....and that she will be ok because she was happy single before me for many years and had all she needs for that again...her closeness to jehovah and her freinds in the congregation...she is very close to both and will be ok i hope...it was very surreal....very calm...very sad.
my bitterness and disdain for wt rules came through when talking to my parents and i was very open about how i feel as to their upcoming shunning of me, and how it feels to my son since he was just 17....and how the fear of losing them had kept me trying in my marriage for the past few years...dad was firm in his position of future action....mom said they will still always love me...and will still talk to me until i get dfd.....oh how this hurts.....dad said there is a name for people who only live for themselves and deny god but could not think of what it was....i told him i was not living just for myself...that i am a good person and there are values from him and the bible i hope i always have....i cry so hard as i type this and tell you just so you can know how painful this is....i told him i so loved the rule of treating others how you want to be treated and have always done that...even allowing myself to be wronged on so many occasions to keep peace....... he said that was a good rule....i agreed and said it was a big one too....and that while i could do it...treat him the way i would like to be treated...he would not be able to!.......left as i became emotional...big hug from mom, but i just barely put an arm on dad............oompa.
15 babygirl30 in
as i was cleaning my house last night, i was boxing up all my jw literature i still had out in the open...and i was surprised how there was so much!!
i still had the videos in plain view, my bookshelf in my computer room was full over old kms/watchtower & awakes/bibles, and found my old mtg and service bags still full of literature too!.
so i throw the majority of it out, box up the rest, and then when i'm done and relaxing, i start thinking about what my legacy will be.
104 RR in
from the watchtower november 15 study edition.. 19 when we are being represented in public prayer, we need to display reverential "fear of god.
" (1 pet 2:17) there may be a proper time and place for some actions that would be inappropriate at a christian meeting.
(eccl 3:1) for instance, suppose someone sought to have all in a group link arms or hold hands during prayer.
8 outofthebox in
soooo, i decided to do a comic strip about the crazy world of the jw.
i created a blog for that purpose at: http://tejotitas.blogspot.com.
"tejotitas" means "little jws" in spanish.. warning: the blog is in spanish, since that my first language (and because people from other countries need to be aware of this cult), but i may translate it to english in the near future.
14 cabasilas in
last week was finals week at the college.
as i was studying for one of my tests i noticed this one guy (early 20s, muscular, four day beard, average college student looking) getting on the elevator next to where i was sitting.
then i noticed he had a rather unusual tattoo.
41 still_in74 in
well it looks like a southern ontario elder just took his own life.
i cant go into details as we live in a very small world in "the truth" and even the smallest amount of detail on this one could quickly connect this to me, so for now its on the d-low.. it is a relative of a very close friend and he is godsmacked by it.
he said to me, " we sure seem to be seeing more of this lately arent we?
91 HadEnuf in
over the years here on the forum...i have read with interest many da letters.
not so brave.
21 stillAwitness in
what movies have you seen go so hand in hand with the wt to the point where you can use its storyline to explain to somebody what it is like being a jw.
i used the movie "the island" with scarlett johnassen to explain it to a workmate.
she completely understood what it is like being a jw it after i made the comparison.