This is the face of shunning…or, should I say it’s the back of shunning. Rick Gonzales shares this poignant moment in time with us as he describes what it’s like to be shunned by his 80 year old father. You can read the full story at: http://aawa.co/blog/shameful-shunning-in-a-thousand-words/.
“I don’t know how to make friends?” “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to trust again.” “I feel socially backward.” These are just a few of the statements I hear from former Jehovah’s Witnesses who have parted ways with the faith. The root cause always comes down to one thing: trust has been broken. Continue reading When Trust is Broken
When I first parted ways with Jehovah’s Witnesses over two decades ago, I’ll never forget the sense of isolation I felt. Of course, this is what the JWs were banking on–it’s how they control people…with fear. When you’re given the boot from the Watchtower organization, everyone you’ve associated with in the religious group shuns you–even family. There can be no greater rejection than when your family turns their back on you. Continue reading We’re Not Alone
There are some things in this world that completely unhinge me–child molesters are one of one of those things. What is also despicable is when an organization claiming to be inspired by a loving god chooses to keep policies in place that protect those pedophiles, instead of their innocent victims.