Kassie Meyer is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s mild, meek and humble and is wise beyond her years. She’s been through a lot, living through the harsh demands of the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society while battling clinical depression at the same time. Listen to her story, be encouraged and learn how she is loving life after Watchtower.
Joy Grant talks about her struggles as a Jehovah’s Witness woman and how despite all of her accomplishments, it took her many years to gain self esteem after leaving the organization. She had the opportunity to have an up close view of Watchtower leadership being married to an elder at age 18 and invited to join the Bethel family at 20. Joy shares a wealth of knowledge in observing the Watchtower through her own personal experiences throughout the years and being a victim of their many broken promises. She witnessed her parents and a host of other friends suffering from decisions made based on the Watchtower’s failed predictions.
Brenda’s book – http://www.amazon.com/Out-Cocoon-Womans-Courageous-Religious/dp/1931741654
Out of the Cocoon is a heart-wrenching, yet inspirational tale about the author’s escape from a religious cult after enduring decades of dysfunction. Take the incredible journey with her as she survives stifling oppression as a child, physical and emotional abuse as a teenager, and the ultimate tragedy: the loss of her family once she becomes an adult. See how, like a butterfly, she changes the world within her, as her external world becomes increasingly unyielding. This book is a must read for anyone who has experienced abuse, alcoholism, single parenthood, serious depression, or a parent’s rejection. Discover more about your own life through Brenda Lee’s introspective, yet humorous flight from insanity. Learn how you, too, can emerge Out of the Cocoon to create a future brimming with unconditional love and lasting happiness.
This podcast highlights a few personal experiences during the time I was still one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is a true testament that I was determined to work outside of the home. I needed my own self-fulfillment. It gave me something else to do in my life besides be a woman at the Kingdom Hall. I encourage every woman to pursue your dreams, goals and desires and to enjoy your life to the fullest.
Just because you are a Jehovah’s Witness woman does not mean you are an idiot unworthy of an opinion or lack business acumen. We compliment our husbands and in many instances we have different skills and abilities that bring together a great team to accomplish great things. As a whole, the Jehovah’s Witness faith does not look at women with any measure of respect when it comes to them being able to speak their mind even when it comes to them being experts in their field.
I never bought into the hype that due to my gender, I was inferior!
It is easy to be labeled as speaking against Jehovah if you make an unfavorable comment about anything the Watchtower writers say in their publication. And anyone that does not follow the Watchtower way to its fullest, is always accused of going against God. Accusations for the least common offense is quite popular amongst individuals in the group.