Former Jehovah’s Witnesses- Are you asking Questions? Do you need advice?
When we leave a controlling group we go through a process of self-discovery and enlightenment. It takes time. We move forward with our lives and establish our own belief system, new paradigms, and traditions in our own way.
Folks contact me asking for advice fairly often. Many want to vent and tell their story and that is a healthy thing to do. First off, there is nothing wrong with asking for advice or ideas or seeking a listening ear! It can be very therapeutic and if you feel like contacting me or any of the other great folks in the exJW community you should not be afraid or hesitate.
That said, sometimes when questions or advice is asked, and I receive a message, the person really wants affirmation and/or confirmation of what they are already doing. That is how the mind works. The emotional state that we find ourselves in after leaving the rigid structure of a fundamentalist group or cult like the Jehovah’s Witnesses or Scientology or Mormonism, etc. can be quite a difficult place to be.
The following video contains some simple ruminations on this topic- I hope it helps. If you wish to contact me, do so! Please use my email address at: JWStruggle@gmail.com. Reach out to those people that are positive and accessible in your life- this is how we heal and make new friends.