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My Awakening after 30 Years of Deception, Part 3: Achieving Freedom for Myself and My Wife

Introduction: Felix’s wife discovers for herself that the elders are not the “loving shepherds” that they and the organization proclaim them to be. She finds herself involved in a sexual abuse case in which the offender is appointed a ministerial servant despite the accusation, and it is discovered that he had abused more young girls.

The congregation receives the “preventive order” via text message to stay away from Felix and his wife just before the “The Love Never Fails” regional convention. All these situations lead to a fight that the branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses ignores, presuming its power, but which serves for both Felix and his wife to achieve freedom of conscience.

My Awakening after 30 years of deception, Part 2: Awakening

[Translated from Spanish by Vivi] By Felix of South America.   (Names are changed to avoid retaliation.) Introduction: In Part I of the series, Felix from South America told us about how his parents learned about the Jehovah's Witness movement and how his family...

Physically In, Mentally Out or Physically In, Scripturally Awake

Opinion by Beroeans Creed We all know by now the acronym PIMO[i] for those of us who are awake to the Organization’s malfeasance and eisegetical method of scripture interpretation, yet remain in the congregation for generally one reason—the fear of loss. We cannot...

Cam’s Story

[This is a very tragic and touching experience which Cam has given me permission to share.  It is from the text of an e-mail he sent me. - Meleti Vivlon] I left Jehovah's Witnesses just over a year ago, after I saw tragedy, and I just want to thank you for your...

Ina Irby hands in her letters of disassociation

Ina Irby was known as a zealous, long-time Jehovah’s Witness until the day she walked into the Kingdom hall and handed each of the six men comprising her congregation’s body of elders a personal letter of disassociation with details explaining the basis for her...

An Email from Raymond Franz

A local brother I just met at one of our Christian gatherings told me that he had exchanged emails with Raymond Franz before he died in 2010.  I asked him if he would be so kind to share them with me and allow me to share them with all of you.  This is the first one...

My Experience with Jehovah’s Witnesses

My name is Sean Heywood. I am 42 years old, gainfully employed, and happily married to my wife, Robin, for 18 years. I am a Christian. In short, I am just a regular Joe. Although I was never baptized into the Jehovah's Witness' organization, I have had a life-long...

An Experience with Witnesses at the Door

[This was contributed by Roger Kirkpatrick] Last Saturday morning, I answered a knock at my door to see a man standing next to a young boy who handed me a pamphlet posing the question, "How do you view the Bible? Would you say it is (1) a book of human wisdom? (2) a...

Jim’s Story

A Elder of over 40 years in Britain relates his story of being found by Christ.

Beroean KeepTesting

[This is a contributed experience by an awakened Christian going under the alias "BEROEAN KeepTesting"] I believe we all (ex-Witnesses) share similar emotions, feelings, tears, confusion, and a broad spectrum of other feelings and emotions during our awakening...

Maria’s Experience

My experience of being an Active Jehovah’s Witness and leaving the Cult. By Maria (An alias as a protect against persecution.) I started studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses over 20 years ago after my first marriage was breaking up. My daughter was only a few months old,...

Alithia’s Experience

Hello all.  After reading Ava’s experience and being encouraged, I thought I would do the same, in the hope that someone reading my experience may at least see some commonality. I am sure there are many out there who have asked themselves the question. “How could I...

Ava’s Experience

My name is Ava.  I became a baptized Jehovah’s Witness in 1973, because I thought I had found the true religion that represents Almighty God.  Unlike so many of you raised in the organization, I grew up in a home that had no spiritual direction whatsoever, except...

A New Feature: Personal Experiences

I would like to introduce a new feature to our web forum intended to help many of us as we deal with the strong, conflicting emotions of a traumatic awakening to the truth. It was back in 2010 that I began to awaken to the reality that is the Organization of Jehovah's...

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