4Corners documentary

This is a very well researched and helpful insight into the problems that the JW organisation has and is one

Manipulation

People often express to me that they wonder how it is I was in a high control group when I

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Inquiry was setup in 2015 for England and Wales This picture was taken October 2015 when my friends Marc

Isolation

In the UK we are currently having to isolate and social distance due to COVID-19. People are being told they

The Truth Project

So last week I was listened to by some lovely people at the Truth Project which is part of The

Male Rape and Sexual Abuse

  This is a subject close to my heart, being a survivor, working on being a thriver. I came across

JW Protest London

So this weekend I was in London, having booked my flights and accomodation months ago, not knowing quite what to

I was interviewed

My good friends Marc and Cora called me one day and said, “Nick, Christian and Katja are coming to visit

Silent Lambs

Here is a recent documentary on Jehovah’s Witnesses and child sexual abuse in New Zealand https://youtu.be/-PKypmESDxs And in case you

Apostasy Film Review

After watching this tonight at Glasgow Film Theatre what can I say? It’s a must watch for anyone wanting an

My DNA results

I was given a fabulous gift for my recent birthday, it was a DNA kit to find out where I

Why I Left an Evangelical Cult by Dawn Smith

This is a truly inspiring presentation, with so many good and valid points made. It also had me in tears

Clever exiting of the JWs

I had the pleasure of meeting briefly yesterday Anthony Roberts in Edinburgh. Having never met or heard of him before

Guardian Newspaper articles March 2018

For several years I have been passionate about highlighting the huge problem that is being kept ‘secret’ within Jehovah’s Witnesses.

W5: Sex abuse accusations within the Jehovah’s Witnesses

This is in my view an update to the Panorama 2002 programme, which shows that nothing with the JWs has

My story

My name is Nick French and I was born in Glasgow in the early 70s. My mother and father divorced

A history lesson

I remember when I was a JW receiving a green book called ‘Proclaimers’ which was a book detailing the history

Testimony of Geoffrey Jackson (summary) before ARC

Summary of the testimony of Geoffrey Jackson, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, before Australian Royal Commission into

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

JWs fail to cooperate

In my case against my abuser the elders refused to cooperate with the police after my abuser had disclosed that

Report it and face the consequences

Before I stopped being a JW I had a number of conversations with ‘elders’ I had considered my friends about

Faith to Faithless event

I was recently invited to be on a panel of ex Jehovah’s Witnesses to give an insight about life within

Becoming Fools

This is a short but powerful video by someone that had studied with Jehovah’s Witnesses for a short while with

Male survivors

Today I am posting this as it is over a year since I posted on this subject with some useful

Undue Influence

“Undue Influence is the application of social, emotional or physical pressure to convince a person to align with some cause or belief

Number 10

I was recently invited to take part in a demonstration in Parliament Square in London. It was to highlight the

Interview with Reza Aslan, Author of ‘Zealot’

Moral responsibility

This is a huge subject, however I wanted to write a small piece about acting with personal or moral responsibility.

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

Who can a man tell?

The year 2015 has been quite a year so far for me. At my current age of 42 (birthday this

Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)

I have just been reading a very interesting article written about the trauma of leaving a religion. I left a

Why I went public

Recently events that were private to me became public. I could have remained anonymous but chose to waive my anonymity.

I’m a survivor

I wrote this at the start of a journal in September 2011, before I had gone to the police with

Christopher Hitchens

I admire this man, who sadly passed away 3 years ago. Why? He was not afraid to speak his mind

JW Parents – Safeguard your children

I spent about 20 minutes looking online and found several news items to do with child abuse within Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Who is in control?

Anyone who knows me knows I am teetotal. There are 3 reasons for this: 1. I suffered as a child

PVC Instrument

I stumbled across this on youtube, clever idea:

Wisdom

The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one