Happy Friday 13th! I'm new...obviously. Please forgive me, I am not quite sure how to navigate your website yet.
A brief intro about me. I'm a "born-in." My father was an elder (a good one, really) and my mother was labeled an apostate. Yep, was very interesting growing up. I was a long time lurker on JW Recovery....I'd would like to thank so many for starting this forum as well as JWR. Although I wasn't at a place to participate on JWR, the thousands of posts I've read has helped me tremendously! I've healed well enough now to be able to try to participate-I think it's time.
I have LOVED reading all your posts, a few outstanding....Queequeg! LMAO!!! Time Bandit - I wanted to hug you because I felt your pain. So many others - your posts have touched me. I have a few funny stories to share of my own. I hope I can encourage others to heal and move on with their lives.
Post by Chris Ryan on Oct 13, 2017 11:41:33 GMT -7
Haha Happy Friday the 13th to you too! Welcome prymaat! Wow, you were a JWR lurker, and you found us again! I spend my time hoping someone will read our posts and eventually find what it takes to join in. You have validated my hopes and made our efforts worthwhile... Thankyou, that meant a lot to me.
I'd love to hear more about your story, as it is a VERY interesting perspective I think. I'd love to hear more about the dynamics growing up in such a household. Please feel free to post and be part of our family here. We are all good friends and always hope to hear from new members and of course unregistered visitors too.
Thanks for joining us. It's good to finally meet you!
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2017 15:56:42 GMT -7 by Chris Ryan
..::"You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel." -Johnny Depp::..
Prymaat, I'm so glad you are finally at a place to join in! The title of your post says it all. It does feel like home! We are all wonderful, ordinary people who, to me, seem like what JW's are supposed to be like but are not, for the most part.
So...father an elder and mother an apostate. Wow! I bet you do have some stories to tell! Looking forward to reading them.
Warm welcome! Nothing to forgive :) Was your dad forced to be removed as an elder for having an apostate wife? Sidebar convo-sometimes it's difficult to find my "voice" or type out my thoughts. But I'm around as a lurking spirit lol
Shimmerjet: I am ok hotone thanks for asking, usually warm for this time of year here in middlew earth
Jun 15, 2019 15:02:06 GMT -7
Rusholme: Greetings from Sweden! Long time no see! :)
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Shimmerjet: hey Rusholme great to see you, gottta go to work but hopefully we can catch up soon, hope you are well x
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Shimmerjet: Morning all, have a beautiful day x
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Rusholme: Hope everyone is having a nice day!
Jul 3, 2019 8:16:33 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Today felt like a week, last day of school tomorrow then two glorious weeks off, the kids have checked out already, making for the long day!
Jul 3, 2019 20:44:50 GMT -7
Rusholme: Sounds good shimmer, hope you'll have a great vacay!
Jul 4, 2019 3:41:40 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yay! Days off! Unfortunately I've got a pile of stuff to do around the house.
Jul 4, 2019 14:30:56 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Yea same, like a date with the linen cupboard lol
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Shimmerjet: quee, hello, lol I was just looking to see if you were on fb and here you are, hows things?
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Queequeg: Great Shimmy, I'll try to catch you on facebook in a bit.
Jul 4, 2019 22:16:17 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: the one thing Australia does better than New Zealand is......... vegemite beats marmite hands down
Jul 5, 2019 0:12:34 GMT -7
DrivingAce: Hey Guys! It's been a while since I came on, but I wanted to say a quick hello! I've been mostly lurking on the exjw Subreddit, but I didn't want to forget everyone here! Hope all is well!
Jul 8, 2019 8:37:39 GMT -7
Rusholme: Good to hear from you drivingace, all the best! ; )
Jul 10, 2019 7:43:09 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Wanted..... posters, please we need to liven up this place, we get many visitors but not many posters, why is this? We are a laid back bunch, most veiws welcome, christain, pagan, everyday stuff, all makes for a good convo? take the plunge and post?
Jul 12, 2019 2:39:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm happy to report that I finally got a day off! Yay! Finally got a chance to post a few things. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day today!
Jul 14, 2019 9:58:37 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope to finally retire sometime at the end of the year.
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