My story

My name is Nick French and I was born in Glasgow in the early 70s. My mother and father divorced when I was young and my mother moved away with my sister and me to Cheshire in the late 70s. It was here that she was contacted by Jehovah’s Witnesses (hereafter JWs) and she became […]

A history lesson

I remember when I was a JW receiving a green book called ‘Proclaimers’ which was a book detailing the history of Watchtower. I believe the book is no longer available as they have to keep rewriting their own history, the following is a very helpful video which helps to show the development from study groups […]

JWs and the Autralian Royal Commission

I have not written much about this as plenty of people have. If you do not know what this is then I highly recommend you reading this: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/getattachment/c2d1f1f5-a1f2-4241-82fb-978d072734bd/Report-of-Case-Study-No-29 What I will say is that I am in truly grateful for the testimonies of BCG and BCB, and all I ask is that Watchtower change their […]

JWs fail to cooperate

In my case against my abuser the elders refused to cooperate with the police after my abuser had disclosed that he had made a confession to the elders. This is common practice for JWs to not cooperate. The following illustrates this. Each congregation is run as a seperate charity, it’s actually clever business. The trustees […]

Male survivors

Today I am posting this as it is over a year since I posted on this subject with some useful information. I had thought there would be a stigma and shame attached to being a male survivor, however that is not the case anymore. My abuser always made out he was macho, and certainly phrases […]

Undue Influence

“Undue Influence is the application of social, emotional or physical pressure to convince a person to align with some cause or belief system against their better interests. It involves an individual or group taking a position of power or authority to gradually prevent the targeted person from being able to exercise their independent will.  Also referred to as destructive […]