Episode Three – Emily is shunned by Jehovah’s Witnesses

nullThere are many ways to be shunned as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Emily’s story highlights a path that many take, a path of personal growth with stumbles along the way that result in ostracism, a path that deviates from the prescribed path of a cult that requires everyone to walk the same or face the consequences. This story shines a light on the spectrum of the JW experience.


The song that Emily said signified her journey is Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson:

4 thoughts on “Episode Three – Emily is shunned by Jehovah’s Witnesses”

  1. Hey Emily

    I was really impressed with your story. You have went through a lot and it sounds like your life is happy.

    I particularly liked that you stood by your dad and refused to cut him out your life like that elder requested. Also, you were treated terribly during your judicial committee. It disgusts me.

    Youโ€™re not flawed as you said you sometimes feel. You sound like a beautiful person and stand as testimony that people can leave this damaging religion and lead happy and productive lives in spite of the bad start some have had.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

    Best wishes

    Craig ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Craig,

      Thank you for your kind words! I am a happy person for the most part, considering I feel like I wasn’t given the tools to properly navigate this world.

      My dad has always been there for me, so it was not a question that I would shun him. I never ever understood the “love” behind that. Still don’t.

      Thank you for taking the time out to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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