Category Archives: Child Abuse

Watchtower Study June 12, 2016—”Let Endurance Complete Its Work”

Introductory Paragraphs I honestly have always found the description of the tactics that Gideon uses to defeat his enemies in battle amazing. The horns he gave his men were horns that usually only occurred one in so many groups of soldiers, so for that many horns to blow at once back then would have given the impression that a huge army

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Watchtower Study June 5, 2016—Being Faithful Leads to God’s Approval

The Watchtower study for this weekend is all about Jephthah’s daughter. I’ve opted to veer away from the usual way I cover the study articles because it may be more beneficial to consider what most likely happened to Jephthah’s daughter. You may be surprised to learn that the ending isn’t quite as happy as Watchtower would have you believe. Watchtower’s

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Jehovah’s Witness Convention 2016—A Weekend of Robbery and Manipulation

Having viewed a few of the videos from the convention for this year, there is one in particular that disappoints me the most. Please watch: Robbing Children of Their Potential This video portrays a young man with musical talent being discouraged from pursuing his dreams. When I first saw this video, I nearly began to cry. There is nothing else

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Jehovah’s Witness Shunning Video Depicts Torture as Acceptable

Many who have heard of Jehovah’s Witnesses may be aware that they practice shunning. However, these same people may be unaware of the severity to which this practice is enforced. If you are a Witness, I invite you to continue reading for a discussion of why this practice is actually not scriptural, as well as a historical discussion of what the

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Jehovah’s Witnesses – Petition to Remove Tax Exempt Status

This is just a short post encouraging readers to sign this petition. Please review the information on the petition’s page, as well as the information on the billboard at jwawake.com. There is more information also found here: Does Watchtower Have a Problem with Child Abuse? Please sign this petition, there must be consequences in order for change to come about. Let

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Growing up a Jehovah’s Witness—Anxiety at a Young Age

Childhood of Fear Like many current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses, I’ve had to deal with anxiety, depression, and feelings of guilt. Being raised in, “The Truth” especially lends itself to a unique set of anxieties. You’re told to “throw your burden on Jehovah” and everything will be okay, but what if Jehovah is the source of your anxiety?   From

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“You Can Share in Strengthening Our Christian Unity—How?” Watchtower Study for May 22, 2016

Introductory Paragraphs This study article is all about how you can share in strengthening the unity of a specific group of people. The theme scripture is Ephesians 4:16: From him all the body is harmoniously joined together and made to cooperate. It opens with an allusion to the creation account of the bible, citing Proverbs 8:30 with the claim that

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