What is our mission?
We aim to assist youths being raised as Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have come to realize Watchtower is not “the truth”, cope until they are able to leave home.
We provide a safe space to remind you that you are not alone, offering support and advice via our website and links to useful resources and forums.
Realizing Watchtower is not the truth is an overwhelming experience that can seem impossible to deal with. Whilst aimed at young ones, the wealth of information presented here will be of assistance to people of all ages interested in joining or leaving the religion.
If you are feeling lost, depressed or suicidal, please look at the article I Feel Lost. The way you feel is to be expected and it is important you look after yourself and know that support is available.
Whilst it is always prudent to take precautions when using the internet, if you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses there are additional factors to consider if you are beginning to research questions about your beliefs. These are outlined at Safety on the Internet.
What can you expect?
We are committed to providing articles, experiences, videos and content specifically tailored to youth planning to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses at some point in their lives, or those in the process of leaving.
Support contains critical information to help during this difficult period, such as coping strategies and where to go for support and aid.
Strategy helps plan for the future and approaches to assisted loved ones.
Experiences are from other youth that have experienced the same doubts and fears as you are going through, and show how they did survive and are happier for it. Some specially chosen ones are from older people that left decades ago to inspire you for your own future.
Beliefs succinctly explain why key Watchtower doctrine are wrong, highlighting an easy to remember key point in around a 5 minute read.
LGBTQ+ Support provides a collection of articles and links to assist cope with the added trauma of being one Jehovah’s Witness when not straight or binary.
Art From Former Jehovah’s Witnesses highlights the art of talented individuals that may resonate with your personal journey.
If you are researching Jehovah’s Witnesses it is only natural to have questions. There is a large community of current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses at reddit.com/r/exjw to discuss these with. You will receive a wide range of responses, and part of your growth will be to develop critical thinking skills in order to choose the opinions that are best for you and your unique circumstances.
Recovering From Religion offers peer support and professional support to people doubting their beliefs. Volunteers of this not-for-profit organization come from a range of religious backgrounds, and provide support to people regardless of which religion they belong to.
Questioning whether Jehovah’s Witnesses are the one true religion can lead to anxiety and depression and even thoughts of suicide. If you are experiencing such emotions, please seek help immediately. There are many free resources you can call for confidential assistance.
- Australia: 13 11 14
- Canada: 1833.456.4566
- UK: 116 123
- USA: 1800-273-8255
International Crisis Lines and suicidestop.com contain lists of free support lines for almost 100 countries.