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My Experience With Jw's

I was brought up a JW, but my family chose to stop going to the meetings when I was ten. They let me carry on going but the congregation always treated as an outsider. An elder became friends with me like a father figure, and he went on to abuse me through my teenage years.

When I told someone about it they decided to moved him and his family away.

I was shunned like I had done something wrong!!  They always thought i wasn'nt good enough to be around them.  I became very depressed, I had no family to turn to and my "brothers and sisters" didn't want to know. I tried to commit suicide twice. At the hospital the second time they refferred me to counsellors and I was lucky enough to get the help I needed.

I know the JW's say they are good people, but in my experience I don't agree. I cannot in good conscience recommend being involved with them.

I am happy in my life now, I have a wonderful partner, who loves me. She is my world!!

 

uhavinalaf uhavinalaf 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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This is one of the great shames of the Jehovah's Witnesses. They allow the molestation of children then tell the kids and families never to tell anyone they have been abused. It is sickening and shameful a religious organization could do this to the children who are raised in their ranks. I'm so glad to hear that the writer above was able to get the help they needed to they could go on to have a satisfying life. Shame on JW's for not protecting their kids.

I'm so sorry that happened to you. You should have had loving attentive, adults to protect you. I am happy that you did get help & that you're doing well now.