Hello and welcome, from sunny North East England, its nice to have a teenager post!
Our whole family have been out for 6 years now, best thing we ever did and our children are thriving!
My eldest is at uni studying to be a nurse, and number 2 daughter is just starting college and wants to be a geologist!
Thats not the ambition they would have had drummed into them in that cult!
I agree with bible student and ask you parents questions, i'm 44 and thats the process i'm using with my dad at the present although gone awol is a little bit more gunghoe with it then I am, but he is questioning more so i'm hopeful, my mum is out so thats a bonus!
Never give up on them, show them you mean business, stick to your guns and the best thing to do is to let them see is how happy you are! That has more power than you realise.
Look forward to your posts.