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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: 1,861
Total Posts: 19,702
Total Members: 258
Newest Member: mabel
Most Users Online: 117 (Feb 9, 2018 12:54:20 GMT -7)


Thehotone4u2: I made a short post about what I do in the lounge several months ago, called "What do you do for a living?" Jan 4, 2019 3:22:09 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Wow! I found out a couple of days ago that our friend, MarlboroBarbie was in the hospital with an operation! She told me to post here that she's now home and well, and resting comfortably, and sends her love for everyone on the forum! Get well Barbie! Jan 5, 2019 19:48:14 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hotone thanks for posting this, See ya soon MB Jan 7, 2019 15:07:54 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Are you guys in USA ok with this shut down? Jan 7, 2019 15:09:03 GMT -7
Queequeg: Gotta keep out all the damn New Zealanders trying to get over our border! It's not our fault you're country is a sh**hole! Jan 11, 2019 14:30:38 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: LOL YOU WISH! Jan 11, 2019 14:36:21 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Bwaaahahaha! 2Big Smile Jan 11, 2019 23:46:23 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: The entire government isn't shut down. Just a couple of agencies. Like the IRS (YES!!!) Jan 11, 2019 23:47:24 GMT -7
Queequeg: Air traffic controllers, Coast Guard... who needs em! Jan 12, 2019 16:24:15 GMT -7
Queequeg: I guess they aren't shut down, just forced to work without pay. Jan 12, 2019 16:32:06 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: yea how does that work? Jan 12, 2019 17:43:52 GMT -7
Queequeg: Some parts are completely shut down, no paycheck, like Bureau of Land Management.. Certain people, like Coast Guard are required to work... no paycheck. Jan 12, 2019 17:53:32 GMT -7
Queequeg: They'll get the money eventually, but if you're on a tight budget it's bad. Jan 12, 2019 17:54:26 GMT -7
Queequeg: Temp workers and contractors are screwed. Jan 12, 2019 17:55:10 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I find it completely idiotic that the Republicans did the same thing to Obama just a couple of years ago, about the same thing! Jan 12, 2019 22:27:08 GMT -7
Queequeg: Democrat...Republican... different pile... same stink. Jan 13, 2019 11:42:04 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm afraid I have to agree with you on that! I hate corruption, in all its forms! Jan 13, 2019 22:29:49 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: I'd be screwed after a fortnight if didn't get paid, look after other, that's tough! Jan 14, 2019 0:01:55 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: look after each other ^ Jan 14, 2019 0:02:19 GMT -7
Amie: hi all Jan 16, 2019 11:12:12 GMT -7
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