Monthly Archives: March 2014

Learning Not to Fear the Watchtower Monster

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.~Jim Morrison

The fear Jim Morrison spoke of is a real thing; it can be debilitating to those of us who normally exhibit courageous behavior.  I’ve read a lot of comments lately from former Jehovah’s Witnesses who are terrified when the Witnesses come knocking on their door. I remember my own journey through this paralyzing fear–cowering deep within the recesses of my bedroom, bathroom, or closet if I saw them working in my apartment complex, begging my husband to keep them away from me.  Even to my own ears this sounds irrational.  But, is it? Continue reading Learning Not to Fear the Watchtower Monster