ExJWs: Dealing with Disagreements

As JWs we were all forced to have the same religious, moral, and political views.  When we leave the religion we grow and our beliefs start to diversify.  You may have encountered individuals who now are passionate about something that you are very passionately in disagreement with.  How can we handle these disagreements while maintainingContinue reading “ExJWs: Dealing with Disagreements”

Support ExJWs with Active Listening

With the growing community of ExJWs online, we need to support each other through some of the most challenging personal situations. One way that we can support each other is by being active listeners. Your job as a listener is to build rapport, understanding, and trust. As JWs, we were accustomed to telling others whatContinue reading “Support ExJWs with Active Listening”

Experience with Jehovah’s Witnesses

My blog page is the result of my combined love for psychology, science, and helping other survivors of the high demand religion known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. I feel that it is relevant to discuss my life experience as it relates to Jehovah’s Witnesses. My Parents, Grandparents, and almost all of my aunts and uncles wereContinue reading “Experience with Jehovah’s Witnesses”

Emotional Validation

The feelings of members of Jehovah’s Witnesses are often rejected, ignored, or judged.  This is emotional invalidation.  Especially if born into the religion these people may experience a very profound level of personal invalidation.  Not only are they told what to believe but they are also told what they feel.  Any personal feelings or experiencesContinue reading “Emotional Validation”

Glossary of Jehovah’s Witness Terminology

Glossary of Jehovah’s Witness Terminology

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