Once you no longer believe Jehovah’s Witnesses teachings, or decide you do not want to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses anymore, it is essential you take time to decide your next steps. It is natural to want to tell others how you feel, or about information you have found, but the consequences can be drastic and cause life long damage. Please take time to look through this section to understand what will happen if you tell others you no longer believe, and options on how to leave.

How Do I Become Independent?

By Anonymous (iStock) Credit:Highwaystarz-Photography   The idea of becoming independent is both exciting and terrifying. If you’re in a household that’s less than ideal, figuring out how to get by on your own is something that’s better sorted sooner rather than...

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses A Cult?

It is counter-productive to tell anyone they are in a cult and Jehovah's Witnesses reject such a notion. “Cult  1: a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious …  3: a system of religious beliefs” (20 Aug 2018) The...

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Meeting With Elders

It is never a good thing to receive a request to meet with Elders. The best that can happen is the status quo; that is, things just stay the same as they are. All other outcomes will be worse, ranging from being marked to being disfellowshipped. The advice in this...

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How to Make Friends

Key to a plan to fade away from Jehovah’s Witnesses is a support group; friends that are not Jehovah’s Witnesses, but Jehovah’s Witnesses face the hurdle to making new friends of not having things in common with people. Find out how to go about making new friends.

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A Therapist’s Guide on Jehovah’s Witnesses

This section is designed to assist a therapist whose client reveals having current or past involvement with Jehovah’s Witnesses. A common complaint from former Jehovah’s Witnesses seeking professional assistance is that their religious experience was downplayed and...

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Does Money Bring Happiness?

The topic of money and happiness is important for Jehovah’s Witnesses, as Watchtower frequently discusses this correlation. A realistic understanding of finance is important due to the effect money has on stress and happiness, both now and in your future. It is no...

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Should I Leave Home?

“I am a Jehovah’s Witness teenager stuck living at home. I can't bear this religion. What can I do?” This question appears regularly on forums and in emails sent to sites about Jehovah’s Witnesses. In fact, this question led to the formation of this site, as the...

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Safety on the Internet

Whilst it is important to take care to avoid Internet scams and predators, there are additional factors you need to consider if you are having doubts as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Helping Jehovah’s Witness Family Leave

When you first find information disproving Watchtower teachings, you will be eager to share it with your family, thinking it obvious they too will accept the volumes of proof Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the truth. Slow down. It is not easy to change a person’s belief,...

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Can you convince your parents their religion is wrong?

It is frustrating to be raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses when you know it is not the truth. If you could prove that to your parents, they would leave and life would be better for everyone. Not so fast. Sure it would be great if the whole family stopped going to...

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Live Support

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 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 contain lists of free support lines for almost 100 countries.