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Reasons for Optimism 
The Gift of Disfellowshipping: Your Story
However cruel and capricious disfellowshipping is, it’s also a gift. >>

It's easy to look askance at one's Witness past. But there's also a trunkful of great memories, too. I refuse to give them up. >>

Leaps and Bounds
Leaving behind a belief system that no longer works can be terrifying. It might be the greatest leap of faith of your life. >>

Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future
At first, navigating your way across a creek might look difficult. But looking back, it wasn’t so hard after all. >>

Happy Graduation Day!  
When we were Jehovah’s Witnesses, we were expected to “press on to maturity.” No wonder we eventually left. >> 

Love, Non-Worldly Style
When I was disfellowshipped, I was sure I was doomed to eke my way through a cruel, heartless world. Happily, I was wrong. >>


Dealing with our emotions
What am I Supposed to Do with All This Anger?
When we learned the truth about Jehovah’s Witnesses, anger soon followed. Some say "get over it." But it isn't always that simple.   >>

Okay, I've Left -- Now What?
Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that when you leave the Organization a life of ruin awaits. Here’s what actually happens. >>

Recovery in a Post-Jehovah's Witness Life
As a former Witness, my relationship to 12-Step programs and therapy to be an evolving process. Here's what I learned. >>

You're Okay -- I'm not so Bad, Either
No matter what you did to get disfellowshipped, there is absolutely no need to feel shame. >>

Sex and Shame
When it comes to sex, we sometimes carry a shameful burden long after we've left the Witnesses. What can be done? >>

What to Say When the Elders Come Calling
Once you're an inactive Witness, the elders may offer you a "shepherding call." There is no need to feel anxious about this. >> 


Thinking about the Organization
So you want to help someone get out of the Jehovah's Witnesses?
If you'd like a few tips to help you get someone out of the Witnesses (or any other high-control religious group), read on. >>

Why is there such a problem with sex?
Depite the Society's emphasis on morality, thousands are disfellowshipped each year for sexual immorality. Why is that? >>

Four Lies Jehovah's Witnesses Tell Themselves
Here are four whoppers that Jehovah's Witnesses live by.

Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Everyone has a right to be wrong -- even the Governing Body. So why is it so hard for them to admit a mistake and apologize? >>

Apostate? Moi?
Jehovah's Witnesses view apostates as an almost subhuman life form. Why is that? Is it true? Does it describe me? >> 


True Stories 
Goodbye, Raymond Franz 1922 - 1910
My thoughts about the former Governing Body member. >>

The Story of N
These videos recount the experiences of a young woman named "N." Her story is articulate, funny, sad, courageous and spot on. >> 


If You are or Want to be a Jehovah's Witness 
An Open Invitation to All Jehovah's Witnesses
If you are a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you are invited to join me in a private conversation about our divergent faith paths. >>


Just for Fun 
Watchtower Society Unveils New Light Generator
It's the first computing system specially designed to determine the "times and seasons" of Bible prophecy. >>

Early Example of the Christian Side Hug
Some say the ritual dates back to 2009, but Jehovah's Witnesses have been practicing the chaste embrace for decades. >>


Last Member of the 1914 Generation Speaks Out
In opera, it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, but for Bro. Barbour, this wicked system ain't over 'til he croaks. >>

50 Ways to Leave the Watchtower
There are at least 38 distinct matters for which a Jehovah's Witness can be shunned by the congregation. How many can you name? >>