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    April 19, 2012, 01:33

    Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with non-trinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. The religion…

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  • Why are you still a Jehovah's Witness? by: The Editor (24)

    July 12, 2015, 17:34

    The facts are clear. Being a Jehovah's Witness is not fun. The Watchtower offers nothing to its members. There is no joy in their Kingdom Halls. Preaching door…

  • Behind the Scenes: "Witness to Murder" by: The Editor (1)

    August 25, 2014, 11:00

    The Documentary, "Witness to Murder," for ID Discovery Channel By Jim Kostelniuk, a participant As the father of two murdered children, Juri and Lindsay…

  • Remembering the Watchtower's Victims by: The Editor (5)

    June 4, 2014, 19:31

    Several support groups providing support and education services to former Jehovah's Witnesses and their families have set aside July 26, 2014 as "Watchtower…

  • Why is it Hard to Start Over After Being a Witness? by: Brooklyn Authoress (6)

    June 4, 2014, 03:46

    A few days ago while I was walking my dog around my neighborhood, I saw a group of familiar looking faces.walking toward me.  The men were dressed in suits…

  • My Path Out of the JW Cult by: Jean S. Dixon (6)

    February 16, 2014, 13:26

    My parents were active in the Methodist church and they loved and trusted their minister.  The minister once told my dad to never listen to the Jehovah’s…

  • Should You Leave the Watchtower? by: The Editor (11)

    January 6, 2014, 01:05

    Every month I get emails and contact messages from Jehovah's Witnesses asking me whether or not they should "take the leap" and try to leave the Watchtower…

  • WTW Editor on "The Thinking Atheist" Podcast by: The Editor (6)

    November 13, 2013, 00:59

    In mid-September I received an interesting invitation from a journalist calling himself "The Thinking Atheist." He told me that he had seen one of my websites…

  • Not an "Earthly Paradise" by: The Editor (6)

    September 9, 2013, 12:47

    As a Jehovah's Witness teenager I was always hoping that someday I would be found worthy enough to be accepted as either a missionary and go to Gilead school…

  • It's Never Too Late - Mariuca's Story (Part 3) by: Richard E. Kelly (39)

    June 9, 2013, 23:59

    For three years from 2002 to early in 2005, Carl helped shepherd Mariuca, always giving her balanced advice. When she was sick with polymyositis, he and a…

  • It's Never Too Late - Mariuca's Story (Part 2) by: Richard E. Kelly (17)

    May 31, 2013, 11:34

    During her first year of single life, Mariuca requested “shepherding visits.” This is a JW process phenomenon designed to encourage and pump up members in…

  • AAWA Releases New Abuse Video by: The Editor

    May 30, 2013, 00:59

    The Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses (AAWA) announced on May 30th the release of a new video that describes the ways the Watchtower uses horrific…

  • It’s Never Too Late – Mariuca’s Story by: Richard E. Kelly (24)

    May 26, 2013, 17:27

    It was an unusual response—something I don't normally do— triggered by a not-so-unusual email from a Mama’s Club reader, Mariuca Rofick. An ex-Jehovah’s…

  • My Life as a Jehovah's Witness Child by: Steph Le Gardener (13)

    May 16, 2013, 08:44

    I was part of the fourth generation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in my family. Legend has it that my great-grandmother ran into some Russelites who were out street…

  • Video Exposes Watchtower Shunning Policy by: The Editor

    May 1, 2013, 14:00

    The organizers of AAWA (Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses) released a new series of videos that illustrate the damaging effects of the Watch Tower…

  • Freedom is at Hand! by: The Editor

    April 3, 2013, 01:15

    In recent years there has been a noticeable exodus out of the Watchtower organization at all levels. Many Jehovah's Witnesses do not want to be in the…

  • And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor by: The Editor (2)

    March 31, 2013, 15:27

    Let's face it - without The Watchtower magazine this website would not be online. It would have no purpose. It would have absolutely no reason to exist. So…

  • Someday You May See the "Truth Be Told" by: The Editor (7)

    March 27, 2013, 00:04

    "TRUTH BE TOLD" is a new documentary film being released in Brooklyn, New York on March 27, 2013. An exposé of the Watchtower, the title refers to the…

  • Revelation: Is It Really About Our Generation? by: Richard E. Kelly

    March 20, 2013, 12:10

    Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the Bible's book of Revelation (or The Apocalypse) offers an account of what is to come sometime within their lifetime. This is…

  • Coming Soon! The Conti Interviews on YouTube by: The Editor (1)

    February 16, 2013, 15:33

    John Cedars, contributor to this site and editor of JWSurvey.org, has just announced that a series of videos will be released in March 2013 that will provide…

  • Set Up for Failure: Marilyn's Story - 4 by: Richard E. Kelly (14)

    February 1, 2013, 18:27

    When I talked alone with Marilyn, she acknowledged her duplicity. She had lost touch with basic human decency due to poorly thought out JW policy. She…

  • Living a Nightmare by: The Editor (1)

    January 28, 2013, 13:58

    Everyone has a story to tell. The soldier returning from the middle east has a story - and so does his family. The disabled lady driving her motorized…

  • Set Up for Failure: Marilyn's Story - 3 by: Richard E. Kelly (5)

    January 25, 2013, 16:59

    Desperate, Marilyn called a local Columbus, Nebraska attorney and asked if she could meet with him. It took over an hour for her to explain what her life had…

  • "It's Going to be OK . . ." by: The Editor (3)

    January 24, 2013, 17:11

    As the editor of several websites I am frequently approached by former Jehovah's Witnesses who have written a book about their life stories and experiences…

  • The Naked Truth by: The Editor (6)

    January 24, 2013, 04:35

    I first envisioned this website as an "eye-opener" for those who stopped by to read its articles. By trying to imagine who would make up both my "target…

  • Jehovah's Witnesses and Peanut Butter by: Susan Hardwick Bennett (4)

    January 22, 2013, 02:05

    Shortly after my father began studying with Jehovah's Witnesses in 1971, my family’s life changed radically. Within the span of a single year we completely…

  • Set Up for Failure: Marilyn’s Story - 2 by: Richard E. Kelly (3)

    January 15, 2013, 17:32

    In November, 1958 my family moved to Columbus, Nebraska. Like all the homes we lived in while I was growing up, there was only one bathroom for our family of…

  • 2012 - Bad Year for the Watchtower by: The Editor (26)

    January 14, 2013, 17:39

    Everyone has a bad year now and then. We all have to contend with illness, accidents, unemployment, natural disasters, family problems - events that can really…

  • Dave's Fresh Start for the New Year by: The Editor (2)

    January 12, 2013, 13:36

    Oregon resident David Shurtleff decided to clear his conscience, tell his personal story, and begin 2013 with a fresh start. So he made a video and put it up…

  • Set Up for Failure: Marilyn's Story by: Richard E. Kelly (2)

    January 8, 2013, 12:30

    I am often asked why I wrote Growing Up in Mama’s Club, why I blog and why most of my modern-day heroes are ex-JW Internet vigilantes who aggressively attack…

  • Watchtower Embarrassed by BOE Letter by: The Editor (2)

    January 8, 2013, 04:35

    The Watchtower's legal department took action against one of our friends and contributors on December 25, 2012 (Merry Christmas everybody!!!) for alleged…

  • Two Crackpots: James Ussher & Fred Franz by: Terry Walstrom (4)

    December 19, 2012, 17:15

    James Ussher (1581-1656) Your name is Ussher - James Ussher - and you are the Archbishop of all of Ireland. You are living in the 1600s and are OCD…

  • The Bible: What The Watchtower Isn't Telling You by: Richard E. Kelly (6)

    December 9, 2012, 18:21

    There is little doubt among reputable Bible scholars that the Bible, a book purported to contain "eternal truths," was actually authored by men who did not…

  • A Path Few Have Taken by: Robert Crompton (3)

    December 7, 2012, 13:56

    It was November 1965 when, while still in my early twenties, I walked out of the Kingdom Hall as a disfellowshipped person. Because I had come to disagree…

  • Introducing Watchtower Watch by: John Cedars (6)

    December 3, 2012, 00:01

    I am honored to have been asked to write the inaugural article for this ambitious new website - Watchtower Watch. In the months ahead many current and…

  • JWs and the Hebrew Bible by: Richard E. Kelly (4)

    December 2, 2012, 16:00

    Most of  what Jehovah’s Witnesses "know" about the Hebrew Bible, more commonly referred to as the "Old Testament" or the "Hebrew Scriptures," is simply "not…

  • Life - One Day at a Time by: The Editor

    December 2, 2012, 15:00

    It's easy to get caught up in details, to spend too much time on meaningless projects, or just working to survive. Many of us never seem to have time to smell…

  • Staying Awake During Meetings by: The Editor (1)

    December 2, 2012, 00:57

    It’s tough enough for many adults to sit through a public talk or a Watchtower study without dozing off. It's even more challenging for children. Staying…

  • Brotherly Love - for Real by: The Editor

    December 1, 2012, 04:35

    We all experience moments that shock us into understanding how lucky we are to just be alive - not to mention how well off we might be physically, mentally,…

  • Five Books Every JW Should Read by: The Editor

    December 1, 2012, 01:54

    It's very unlikely that the Watchtower Society would want you to read any of the following five books. In many Kingdom Halls, if the elders discovered that…

  • Are Sports Evil? by: The Editor

    December 1, 2012, 00:01

    The Watchtower has a long, but somewhat inconsistent history of bias against school and team sports. While the organization recognizes that physical exercise…

  • Behind the Curtain: Realities of Shunning by: The Editor (5)

    September 16, 2012, 12:46

    The leaders of the Watchtower Society do their best to deny that their extreme shunning policy harms anyone. They describe it as simply a way to keep their…

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  1. 9-16-2014

    Very sad indeed. I appreciate how Marc n Cora are helping their children understand. My 16 year old daughter is undergoing shunning from her sister in law n niece. She has lost her best friend. You young ladies are going to be remarkable woman tho!! You will be balanced with discernment. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. 9-18-2014

    Thank you John 🙂 xx

  3. 9-28-2014

    I can’t get the video to play….Any suggestions?

    • The Editor

      Brenda Lee: Sorry that I did not notice your question earlier. The video shown here is hosted here, so a simple click on the video should start or start it. I’ve tested it in Chrome and Firefox and IE 9 and it works fine with all. You might check to see if you have a current version of your browser or try a different version. You should also be able to find the video on Marc and Cora’s YouTube site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfw41YMMCl0

  4. 2-3-2015

    Religion divides family is a cult

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