We share the same mother. An exit guide for stuck-in youths. Yes, he had flaws and some secrets. I had a wonderful relationship with my sister and, as a child, I would do anything for her attention and affection. Our daughters played together as toddlers. Being faced with shunning by longtime friends and family members is devastating. Therefore I would like to have a private contact with you.
I am in a loving relationship with an incredibly smart and very beautiful woman. This obviously hurt him emotionally to the point where he had to move to another congregation. I will dedicate my life to taking care of them and protecting them the best I can. . Liked by Thank you Tamara. So we were both reproved about 6 or so months ago now. Liked by Hello, just discovered your web site.
The possibilities might include depression or if you have been in a situation where it's easy for others to criticize you. L'information collectionnée, principalement en français et en anglais, est énumérée sur la même page. Where available we are including links to the authors, publishers or relevant document sources. Things are great but the emotional effect leaving the religion has me a mess. Sometimes, those beating were so severe I would black out. I totally get that, but to be blunt, you can't have it both ways.
This page will be updated from time-to-time as new material is received. A lot of good advice around here. So, I will be working hard on writing in a journal daily to minimize my bad thoughts to increase positivity and imagination. That's not true freedom because you'll always be 1 misstep away from having that contact ripped from you. Despite having been of zelous member of the organisation for almost 40 years, half time as an high, I have made up my mind never ever to return.
Hi Bonnie — I found your website very informative! This is another tough read I seem to be doing a lot of those lately; I think I need a breather after this. I learned from a very early age to do exactly as my mother and father said — and, as I got older, I learned how not to get caught when I chose not to do as they said. He spoke about being gay. However, I disagree with the emotional issues. Contributor: Tylin Joel Being cast out from the only organization that you have known since birth is catastrophic.
I was running my construction business and providing for my family and three small children. The The wiki addresses a number of frequently covered topics and is actively curated by our users. Any direction or referral to me for the Sedona, Arizona area would be gratefully appreciated. Multiple times, I had to set the book down and seethe; what kind of parent does that? The letter was brief — but very powerful. I see my boys during vacation times.
All the best to you and your growing family! For myself, I have made some great friends through an adult rec flag football league and from my gym. He comes up with complicated rules that the children must follow and beats them if they make a mistake. My parents rushed to the hospital to see my sister as she was clinging to her life. Many turn to religions to find the answer. Either they're crazy or get off on being 'better' than others, and the power they have if they're servants in the case of brothers.
Burnout and Discovery I was overwhelmed with an endless and exhausting list of congregation, circuit, and district level responsibilities in the Watchtower Society. A Terrible Discovery One day, after the hour-long drive home from work, I picked up my then eleven-year-old daughter from school. My family lives an hour and a half away so my mom asked about us coming to their memorial and we're just saying that we're going to go to ours even though we won't and she leaves it be. Let me tell you, she is my hero. You confirmed so many suspicions regarding illness, repression, emotional abuse, etc. Kind regards, Ingemar Like I can not express enough gratitude for sharing your story. The whole family, left the organization almost 10 years ago, and live a happy life since.
Invite people to do things. While it is true that everyone has their own opinion or pathway along their recovery journey, the camaraderie is still present. Welcome to the Internet's most comprehensive resource for ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, a community for support, recovery and a few laughs along the way. All 3 were in separate foster homes. Due to her church forbidding divorce except in cases of adultery, she stayed, and that infuriates me, for so, so many reasons. Mom was very protective as a parent after that.
By age 38, I attended no assemblies. Our list of the best books for exjws across a wide variety of topics. Thank you so much Bonnie. I also called child protection services in the county where my two sons spent the majority of their time with their mother. Quarantina Kingdom Hall Just after I turned 20 I married a sister in my congregation that I had known since I was 13.