I got caught up in something I wasn't supposed to be doing and when I went to the elders and told them what was going on I decided that I didn't want to have any part in the religion what so ever. I was a wild child in some ways during my teens and left home very young. It was then I started to have questions, to think more deep, and to see the world for more than i was raised to see it. I have just finished my book, "King of Cults; A Former Insider's View of the Jehovah's Witnesses". Hi everyone, I'm pretty new at this and still feel a little cautious. Now someone please tell me, how do they figure that the same rule... For me it means getting away from ignorant, unthinking people who congregate together way too many times a week to compare clothes and perfumery. but I want to stop hiding in the dark with what happened to me, even though i was disfellowship and lost my family and witness friends as well but I've got over it now..i still have days though when its hard though. We all as a family, both parents and 5 kids, had started on our nightmare journey into the life of a... I just don't understand why any of you would leave.
This has been a healing experience for me and will prove to be helpful in the deprogramming and healing of others. Being disfellowshipped is a death sentence in their eyes but worse you are shunned! like if you are in a store, and you see the little horoscope rolls at the cash register do you go back to your programming thinking the horoscope is bad? What does it mean to "have been" a Jehovah's Witness? I was born and raised as a Jehovah's Witness with only my mom and my younger brother in the house as members. When I was age 14 my mother got back into drugs, Tus leading up to my parents divorce. You say the rules are harsh, but they are for protection... A bit about me- I was 'born-in" the Jehovah Witness culture. I was in awe of the prophecies about the end of the system which we were led to believe would happen by the end of 1975. So I know how hard it is to to stop being a JW, especially when you were raised as one your whole life.
The Watchtower continues to be the standard to be daring, referred to in publications such as the book Keep Yourself in God's Love.When I was two my mom started studying and she was baptized five years later. My so called friend told her Father I was not a virgin and made sure I was disfellowshipped because a boy that she liked was interested in me.My dad is an Army veteran and he couldn't accept certain teachings so I grew up in a divided household. I am an ex-JW not because I took issue with any doctrinal beliefs. So to get even she told her Father an so called "Elder" brought me in front of... It's always good to know that we aren't completely alone in our experiences (as I have also seen on the "I Don't Like Dogs Very Much" blog) but it's also hard to see how so many people have been hurt so deeply. organization that does brainwashing, uses hypnotism to coherse their members. Why is it that no one speaks out about the harm the do to families and children when our questions are not allowed and our doubts are punished, when contacts and friendships outside the organization are censored, we are being abused for an end that never justifies its means.This change was later justified as a result of worsening "moral corruption" following World War II. Most of the common questions our users ask are answered here.I know it pushes me away when I see a freedom being taken away. Email Me or Call me anytime at: Jesus then further explained that Read more…. I liked being a jw when i was younger coz i was convince and still am that jehovah is the true god.