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.
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