Since the live transmission of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2015, the subject of abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness religion has been discussed the whole world over. As Watchtower desperately tries to mount defenses to new abuse cases every day, media scrutiny has never been greater. With the… Read More Interview: Architects of our own misery
In my last blog I talked about the three reasons given by the organization that one can leave their spouse. I thought about this a lot after I finished the blog and I believe it is worth spending a little more time on – hence this post. It gives much insight to the role of… Read More How to Leave your Husband with God’s Approval in 3 Easy Steps
I was raised from the age of five years old as a Jehovah’s Witness. I was baptized at age 15 because I really wanted my parents to be proud of me. They had gone through so much with my older brother and I was the middle child – the people-pleaser. My dad married me off… Read More The Perfect Witness
Many cases of sexual abuse with the Jehovah’s Witness (JW) organisation go unreported to the Police. In some cases this is because the Elders tell people to not report, or do not report it themselves when they become aware of it. However, in lots of cases, the abuse never even gets reported to the Elders, let alone the… Read More Blamed and Shamed
A quick scroll through forums like Reddit r/exjw, or Jehovah’s Witness Discussion Forum, makes it really clear that one of the biggest obstacles to resolving the trauma of religious abuse, is the way Watchtower holds our friends and families hostage to their policies and doctrine. Many of us exiting cults, eventually find ourselves at a… Read More What do I say to my family?