Category Archives: Support

The Friday Column: Questions Young People Ask – Answers That Don’t Work
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Growing up a Jehovah’s Witness is an experience that has shaped me in innumerable ways. To be fair, Watchtower’s influence on my young life did give me some benefit. Through my studies I developed reading skills and a genuine love … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Kindness of the World
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As a Jehovah’s Witness child, our religious community was seen as a spiritual paradise in contrast to all other organizations on earth. This mindset was routinely emphasized in Watchtower publications. One Watchtower assures us that “[God] has made it possible for honest hearted … Continue reading

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Watchtower’s advice on mental health: A tale of two religions
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In 2011, Watchtower published a study article in which God was referred to as “the Great Physician.” The magazine gave advice to avoid contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses who had peacefully defected from their faith. These protestors were “diagnosed” (by a … Continue reading

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Comparing cults – the most effective way to wake up a loved one?
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If there is one reoccurring question, one burning issue that most readers who write in to JWsurvey need addressing, it is simply this… “how do I wake up my loved one?” Few things are more distressing than being reduced to … Continue reading

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What can we all do to help?
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It’s only through happenstance that I came to be an admin here at JWsurvey, but it was an opportunity I was happy to accept, because I love helping the cause. One of my duties is sorting any contact emails that … Continue reading

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Is JWsurvey.org an apostate website?
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I am occasionally asked by visitors to JWsurvey.org what my personal religious beliefs are, particularly since my articles are often critical of the Watch Tower Society. Jehovah’s Witnesses are understandably concerned as to whether the information they read online is … Continue reading

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“Lord, whom shall we go away to?”
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“Lord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life; and we have believed and come to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
When Peter spoke the above words, the last thing on his mind was any question of leaving an ‘organization’ of any kind. Jesus, and no human organization, was the one with sayings of everlasting life. Continue reading

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