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 […]

Number 10

I was recently invited to take part in a demonstration in Parliament Square in London. It was to highlight the flaws within the organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses when it comes to child protection. This is a subject close to my heart, the thought of anyone suffering child abuse is very upsetting but having a system […]

Dead or Alive

Am I dead or alive? Well it depends on who you ask. Ask any of my friends, ask any doctor, ask any of my work colleagues, my dad or children and they will confirm that I am still at this moment alive. However it appears that my Jehovah’s Witness family think I am dead. After […]

Moral responsibility

This is a huge subject, however I wanted to write a small piece about acting with personal or moral responsibility. In the course of our lives there are times when we have to make a choice, what is morally the right thing to do. Let’s say for example you see someone drop a bag of […]

A moving post

This was a very moving post made by Tylin Joel on the Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Recovery Group 3 on Facebook. I wanted to share this with you on the day I met an elder doing witnessing work who said he no longer speaks to a number of his friends anymore since they are disfellowshipped even though […]

Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)

I have just been reading a very interesting article written about the trauma of leaving a religion. I left a religion I was very closely associated with for over 30 years and it was a decision I did not take lightly. As I write this members of my family are still part of it and […]

Why I went public

Recently events that were private to me became public. I could have remained anonymous but chose to waive my anonymity. You may be wondering why. 1. To help others come forward. Whilst I cannot speak for everyone that has suffered abuse, I am sure many know the concerns about coming forward. Questions such as will […]