Post by Chris Ryan on Oct 24, 2017 13:13:55 GMT -7
I was scared and nervous when I first started visiting exJW/apostate websites, forums, and YouTube channels. I had no idea what to expect. Turns out we are just regular people and not the evil liars the WT makes us out to be. I wouldn't have made it without the support and help of forums like this one and sites like JWfacts Etc. If you are lurking, visiting, whatever you want to call it, it is my hope that you will join us someday. I was in your shoes. Yes you, the lurker reading this post. I was there. Don't be afraid. Don't be shy. We care about you...
..::"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::..
Post by Thehotone4u2 on Oct 24, 2017 15:48:46 GMT -7
My ex jehovawife accused me of just about everything in the book, and being an apostate was one of them. I was a misterial servant and a pioneer and was still an apostate! When the wild false unsubstantiated accusations began to pile up knee high and I decided I needed to just fade into the woodwork, I thought I was the only one mistreated. I ran across apostate web sites a decade later and discovered a whole new world of disgruntled ex jws! For a whole variety of reasons! Some of them had been mistreated as well!
But I lurked for a looooong time! I didn't want to get caught being what my ex wife was accusing me of. But eventually I started feeling safe with my anonymity. It occurred to me at some point that they will continue to just make up lies and I really didn't have to be a participant. It was like that game at Chuck E Cheese, where you wack the alligators that pop up. You only get so many rumors to wack down before you tire of the game.
Meanwhile, I learned a great deal of what is behind the organization and it's history. My experience was not unique.
So here I am! Happily posting in an apostate web site! I'm no more or no less liked by the jdubs that wanted to slander me out of the truth because of it. Go ahead, poke around. Read about all of our drama. Read our stories of leaving. The experience of one of us will match your experience now!
This site is all about helping everyone to return to a normal and fulfilling life. We could use the help!
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to god!-Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)
I just gave my therapist the book by Bonnie Zieman designed for therapists Cracking the Cult Code. I feel very brave actually calling it that to a few safe people. A Cult. My therapist had helped me with many things, but doesn’t really understand the whole situation about growing up a JW and it’s effects. I have a hard time voicing them even now. Hoping the book will help. Also, Thank You for this forum to help me find my voice that currently feels like it flows out like lava in spurts.
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! :)
Jun 23, 2019 9:48:46 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hey Rusholme great to see you, gottta go to work but hopefully we can catch up soon, hope you are well x
Jun 23, 2019 12:53:06 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Morning all, have a beautiful day x
Jun 27, 2019 12:53:42 GMT -7
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
Jul 4, 2019 22:07:26 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: quee, hello, lol I was just looking to see if you were on fb and here you are, hows things?
Jul 4, 2019 22:10:57 GMT -7
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.
Jul 14, 2019 18:00:29 GMT -7