Here you will find a list and in no way a comprehensive list of all helpful websites for Jehovh's Witnesses rather this list is of reputable and sensationless websites.These sites do no more than present the facts of the Watchtower Society historicaly from public records and often in the Watchtowers own words that are familiar to you as a Jehovah's Witness.
The references made from older Society publications are verifiable in your congregations library.
Please seek the truth and do not accept as fact without verification.
Freedom of Mind promotes your freedom to learn, consider and decide about life choices without interference from others that can make it hard or impossible to pay attention to your own best thinking and intuitions. Whether you’re trying to better understand a group that may be pressuring you in uncomfortable ways, worried about an individual who seems unduly under the influence of a group or individual, or feel like you may be losing your personal choices to a controlling individual, Freedom of Mind can help you sort out the facts of the situation and develop approaches that will allow you to more freely follow your own individual path.
JWfacts makes it as simple as possible to determine if Jehovah's Witnesses have "the truth." This site concentrates on three areas:
JWsurvey.org is the proud home of the 2015 Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses.If you are a current or former Witness, you will know only too well that doubts are not permitted among the brothers, and the Governing Body expects and demands your unquestioned loyalty. If there is any teaching you are uncertain of, you must “wait on Jehovah,” which effectively means burying your doubts and pretending they never existed.This website is religiously-neutral and has been set up as an indoctrination-free sanctuary.We hope you find the information on JWsurvey useful, and that our efforts can play some part in your spiritual journey. Remember: You are no longer the silent majority. Your opinion matters.
Thousands have awakened to the serious problems existing in the WT Organization. Our goal is to give help and support to those JWs and former JWs that want it. We DO NOT wish to beat our fellow slaves or to disrespect other Witnesses that do not share our views. Many feel "tossed about like sheep without a shepherd" due to harsh treatment from local elders or the extreme policies that the WT has adopted. Nearly two out of three that become JWs leave at some point according to a Pew research study. Does this strike you as a healthy statistic? Or does it tell you that something is terribly wrong? Why do so many leave?
This site is setup to help you wake up to "The Truth About The Truth" and cope with what that really means!
ADVOCATES for AWARENESS of WATCHTOWER ABUSES (AAWA) is an international not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to raising awareness about policies of the Watch Tower Society that violate basic human rights. AAWA is also committed to offering help and support to those who are mentally and emotionally afflicted by the Society’s teachings and practices.
We are an informal alumni association and advocacy group of former members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. Our aim is to raise awareness through a humorous, albeit serious take on the shunning policy of Jehovah’s Witnesses. We want to help former Jehovah’s Witnesses in their #lifeafterJWorg, by empowering them and reclaiming the way former Jehovah’s Witnesses are portrayed by the Watchtower Society. This is the official website of JW Alumni.
JW Files Research Outline On The Watchtower Society
What is Free Minds, Inc. all about? We are...
...people who care about other people who are in authoritarian religions.
...networking with others who care.
...warning the public of cults and their deceptive recruiting techniques, and efforts to create fear and isolation in new recruits.
Barbara Anderson was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses from 1954 to 1997. She worked at Watchtower’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York from 1982 to 1992. During her last three years there she researched the movement’s official history (published in 1993). Besides doing other research, she also wrote a number of articles for their Awake! magazine. Barbara has done extensive research on issues related to child sexual abuse within the religion leading to interviews on major TV and radio programs. She is recognized as an outspoken critic of Jehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse policies.
My name is not Alexandra James, not even close. I honestly don’t even know how I came up with that name; it has nothing to do with anything or anyone I’ve ever known.
Like many former Jehovah’s Witnesses, I hide my identity because of the threat of being shunned by my family, if they knew how vocal I was against the religion online. I’m quite sure that this little game won’t last much longer, but this is where things stand now.
My mother started studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses when I was 5, and was baptized when I was 6. My stepfather never became a JW, but tolerated our lack of holidays and incessant meeting attendance. He soon learned that he could easily take his anger out on my mother and I, since the elders were quick to always lecture and even yell and scream at the women in such situations, blaming them for “not being submissive enough.” One woman in my childhood congregation was even publicly reproved in front of the entire congregation for putting her new husband out of her home, after he hit her so hard she needed a hospital visit and who then threatened her daughters.
As an adult, I found it easy to simply fade from the religion and from the view of the elders and even my own family. I would simply stop going to meetings and out in their preaching work for weeks, which turned into months, which turned into years. Don’t believe JWs when they say that they reach out to help such “inactive” ones, as this never happened with me. I was invisible, and they didn’t care. I went back two or three times, but each time I returned, I could so easily see the hypocrisy, failed predictions, abuses, and so many other disturbing aspects of the religion. It took some time, but eventually I was able to break away from the religion, mentally and emotionally.
Now that I am completely free from the religion’s stranglehold, I write this blog in the hopes of waking up others to its danger. I chose the URL “JWvictims” because that’s what I wanted to concentrate on; the victimization that happens in this religion.
As a result of speaking out on abuse many have been punished for trying to warn others in the congregation as well as endeavoring to find closure by talking about what happened to them or their family. Victims and advocates have been silenced by sanctions within the congregation that range from being marked as bad association to outright disfellowshipping for trying to protect children.
At silentlambs we realize that it takes great courage to speak out on abuse. Instead of punishing those that do we are creating a "hall of fame" for those that are so brave. We call it the silentlambs "courage" award. We honor those as champions for children and put them forth as an example of the right way abuse should be addressed.
It is hoped that what you read here will help you as you move toward healing from spiritual abuse. The wounds are real and can be deep, but healing is possible. This website is about hope. It’s about repairing the damage and moving forward. Many people have recovered and are living lives of joy, with people they love. They have worked hard to challenge their beliefs and create a new perspective that provides meaning and comfort. They have developed their interests, built new relationships, and done the hard work of forgiveness. In doing so they have been freed from the effects of the spiritual abuse they endured.
Welcome to JW Help. The purpose of this web site is to provide information and assistance to anyone who finds themselves deep inside the Jehovah's Witness organization while at the same time experiencing anxiety or doubts about their faith.
Are you a young person of teenage years (or younger) being strongly encouraged to pursue baptism as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, along with a plan for a lifetime of commitment to the faith and the organization?
Are you in your 20s, 30s or 40s, suddenly experiencing an odd feeling that something is just not quite right in the organization? Perhaps a feeling that you do not belong?
Have you spent your entire life faithfully devoted to the JW organization, hoping that very soon you will be rewarded with a paradise earth and everlasting life?
Whatever stage of life you find yourself in, it is a matter of great importance that you take some time to ask yourself "Is everything I have been taught really true? Do I really have evidence for everything I have been taught by the organization, or do I find myself in this position because of the influence of my parents or my close friends I have grown up with?"
Remember - if you are genuinely honest and seek truth, you should feel good about yourself and your desire to know whether your religion really has the answers to life's questions. If you find that the answer is yes, your faith will be strengthened. If you find the opposite, you will most certainly save yourself a lifetime of misdirected loyalty.
So take your time, investigate the facts, be honest with yourself. Look around this site and other sites. If you have a question or a thought, send an email, this is what we are here for.
It is one thing to claim we have the truth. It is another matter to actually have it.