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What Is XJWS-UNCHAINED? by Chris Ryan



The Definition of Support:
1. To sustain under trial or affliction: They supported him throughout his ordeal
2. To uphold by aiding one's countenance.
3. To maintain or advocate.

 Sometimes just having a shoulder to lean on or a sympathetic ear to listen is all you need. All of our stories are different and we are all on different paths of recapturing our lives. Along that path, we may need a little, or a lot of support or even be able to give support. 

 Since we all know and understand how pervasive this cult is, we can understand why someone may be triggered or react a certain way. Having others that understand on the same level because of shared experiences is vital. Know that you are not alone... Your reactions are normal, and if you are having problems it can be worked through. 

 At XJWS-UNCHAINED, the focus is on Support as well as Recovery. Life is dynamic, always in motion, messy and chaotic. Everyone needs support at one time or another no matter how recovered you may be. By sharing and participating concerning our day to day lives, we show that we are good people and thriving... Unlike what the cult says about us. 


The Definition of Recovery:
1. The regaining of or possibility of regaining something lost or taken away. 
2. Restoration or return to health from sickness. (both mental and physical)
3. Restoration or return to any former and better state or condition. 

 We are here to recover from the damage sustained from having been Jehovah's Witnesses or having been merely associated with themRecovery is actually just a chapter in healing. No matter how short or lengthy a period of difficulty or injury one has, things don't always return back to normal in our lives. We all carry scars from the traumas that life throws at us be it emotional, mental or physical. 

 If you are here, it is because you have endured the cult and want to recover your life and lead it as normal as normal gets. We all know that our lives will never be the exact same or like others; this is especially true for ones raised in the cult and have never experienced life outside of it. 

Make Real Friends

 While we walk on our own unique path towards recovery from having been Jehovah's Witnesses, supporting one another along the way, we get to know one another and make real friends. Some of us have no friends after leaving the Watchtower. Some of us do have friends but they may not relate to what we've been through. 

 True and lasting friendships can be forged recovering together and supporting one another. Fellow feeling, solidarity, and loyalty are important things to gain after leaving the cult. It makes us stronger and brings people closer together. It is our hope that you will gain real friends here and be there for them, as we will also strive to be there for you!

Our Hopes For This Forum: 

• To be a place for giving and receiving support and understanding 
• To be accepted for who you are even while you are still trying to figure that out 
• To be an example for ones wanting to leave that life does exist after the cult 
• To get courage in order to be your own advocate 

This forum is a ‘living forum’ and will grow as needed through your contributions. This is not just the Administrator's or the Moderator's forum, it belongs to everyone that uses and contributes to it, even if that contribution is one post or a 'Like'...


The XJWS-UNCHAINED Administrators

Forum Statistics

Total Threads: 1,916
Total Posts: 20,405
Total Members: 265
Newest Member: empty
Most Users Online: 117 (Feb 9, 2018 12:54:20 GMT -7)


Thehotone4u2: I haven't had a day off in 2 months! Hopefully I'll get some time off starting later this week. I'll start posting again. Sorry guys! Aug 10, 2019 21:07:20 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: we miss you hotone Aug 14, 2019 21:22:48 GMT -7
Hungryhippo: Hey!!! how is everyone?? X Aug 15, 2019 12:50:48 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hey HH! How goes the battle! Aug 17, 2019 18:24:35 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: Hi guys, I haven't been on for awhile, just thought I would send some greetings to everyone. Aug 19, 2019 11:30:48 GMT -7
runawaybob: Has any one seen the Face book group setup in new Zealand jws4justice? There is a web page as well jws4justice.co.nz. What do you think Aug 21, 2019 5:41:10 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hi runawaybob, yep I am a member of that group, are you a kiwi? I am too, started my jw journey in Upper Hutt then moved around the lower north island for a few years trying to fade, Aug 21, 2019 12:40:24 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hi HH Hotone and Arlis hope you all doing ok x Aug 21, 2019 12:42:13 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Greetings RunawayBob! I love that name! Arlis! Long time no hear! HH! Wow, the gangs all here! Aug 22, 2019 20:26:27 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Shimmy? Oh...Shimmy!!! Aug 23, 2019 22:54:15 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Calling Shims! Aug 23, 2019 22:54:24 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: One more post maybe and I'm heading to bed! Aug 23, 2019 23:12:00 GMT -7
Chris Ryan: Hello everyone! 1Smile Aug 25, 2019 19:01:25 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Chris!!!! My dog buried my phone and I lost your number! Aug 25, 2019 21:38:03 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Chris x hello Aug 25, 2019 22:05:54 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hey Empty, nice to have you here. Aug 28, 2019 0:23:51 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Greetings Empty! I like the name! Aug 28, 2019 21:48:44 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Anyone hear from MB lately? She's probably super busy now with 5 kids and the baby to deal with. Sept 4, 2019 7:28:34 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Not me, I miss that girl! Sept 5, 2019 12:04:32 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Greetings! I hope everyone had a good weekend! Sept 8, 2019 22:08:24 GMT -7
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