Links

For additional information about Jehovah’s Witnesses and related subjects, please visit the following:

JW-centric Websites:

JW Facts – One of the largest online collections of JW quotes, taken from their own literature and sources. This site is very well-organized and easy to navigate and can answer many of your questions regarding JW beliefs.

BoJuel.com – Bo is one of the most well-known former Jehovah’s Witnesses working as an activist today; he is also an author, coach, and public speaker. Visit his website for more info.

Taze – Taze.co is a website dedicated to coverage of Jehovah’s Witnesses and cult news, lifestyle and entertainment from an “apostate” perspective. It is the follow-up project to JW Alumni and is run by Misha Anouk, author of the book, “Goodbye Jehova!”

JW Struggle – Written by an ex-JW, this site examines some of the beliefs and practices of the Witnesses including current events and dangers posed by the religion.

Jehovah’s Witness Blog – Another blog told from the point of view of ex-JWs, often with a bit of biting humor.

AD 1914 – An in-depth look at the proclamation made by Jehovah’s Witnesses that 1914 was the start of kingdom rule by Jesus, and how and why so many of their predictions around this date have failed.

Watchtower Documents – By Barbara Anderson, a former volunteer at Bethel (the JW headquarters), who has done extensive research into the religion’s operations and specifically, their cover-up of pedophilia accusations.

WT Archive – An extensive collection of literature published by Jehovah’s Witnesses during the late 1800s and early 1900s. (Click the links on the left menu to open selected files.)

Watchtower Society Quotes – A collection of interesting quotes found in Watchtower literature, organized by subject.

Avoid Jehovah’s Witnesses – Articles and personal stories of JWs.

JW Stories – “Read the incredible and heartbreaking  stories of Jehovah’s Witness children and adults who have survived abuse, domestic violence and shunning as a result of Watchtower Society policies.”

Cult Awareness, Religious Abuses, and Misc.:

Cult Education Institute – Research and education along with the latest news on cults around the globe. An online library of great material.

Freedom of Mind – Authored by Steve Hassan, an expert on cults and controlling or abusive relationships and groups of all sorts.

Mind Control and Cults – “Bridging the gap between the academic knowledge about mind control and the people who have experienced it.”

Families Against Cult Teachings – “A non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and educating about destructive high-control / high-demand groups in the United States and abroad.”

Apologetics Index – “Provides 47.830+ pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, alternative religions, apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, doctrines, religious practices and world views.”

Skeptic’s Annotated Bible – Comments, quotes, and links to bible passages for those with doubts about its authenticity or subject matter. Also includes links for the Book of Mormon and Koran.

Single Articles:

What I Believe to Be True – and How I Have Come to Believe It “I decided to stop going to meetings because my beliefs and values no longer align with the official policies of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society and their affiliate corporations. Since there is absolutely no room in the JW organization for dissent, I decided to withdraw, move on with my life, and start over…”

Memoir: A Jehovah’s Witness Life “Being cast out from the only organization that you have known since birth is catastrophic. Being faced with shunning by longtime friends and family members is devastating. Discovering that all you were ever allowed to know as “truth” is actually a “grand lie” can be bewildering, frustrating and life changing…”

It’s Never Too Late – Mariuca’s Story “…for the seven years we were married, it was all about Charley. I thought I had done my wifely duty. Unfortunately, the magic spark some couples achieve was beyond my reach. So when Charley said he had cheated on me, one of the first things I asked him was…”

Religious Trauma Syndrome: How some organized religion leads to mental health problems “It would be years before I understood that my inability to heal bulimia through the mechanisms offered by biblical Christianity was not a function of my own spiritual deficiency but deficiencies in Evangelical religion itself…”

How Losing My Religion and Mother Helped Me Find Myself “Cut off from her Jehovah’s Witness family at 18, one woman recounts how she came of age—and became a mom—without her mother.”

YouTube Channels:

Marc Cora – Marc and Cora Latham, both ex-JWs, talk openly about the personal struggles faced by JWs and those who leave, and offer some great insights when it comes to statements and claims made by JWs.

Mike & Kim – Very well-known ex-JWs who pick apart Watchtower doctrine, sometimes with an evangelical critique but never in a preachy or aggressive way.

Spike Raynor – A former JW elders comes forward to share his personal stories and experiences and also pick apart the Watchtower doctrine.

JWStruggle – The YouTube companion to the website above, with excellent commentary on doctrinal and personal issues.

Evie Bklyn – Another ex-JW with great insight into the personal struggles of those in and out of the religion, and of shortcomings of the religion itself.

Marcus Vaughn – A former Bethelite, someone who worked at the JW headquarters in NY, exposes many shameful secrets of life behind their closed door.

Susan Gaskin – An ex-JW offers her take on matters relating to JW doctrine and life.

Son of Thunder – Another ex-JW who recorded his judicial committee hearing and now offers his take on JWs; also with the occasional evangelical edge that can be helpful for those still with Christian beliefs.

Ex-JW Critical Thinker – The name says it all.

The UnWitness – A former JW and activist with a video on just about any subject on the Watchtower and life after leaving.

Fateful Slave – Homemade videos with a biting sense of humor, but still showing the seriousness of the failings of the Watchtower Society.

Amy K – Another great ex-JW website with great insights on the harm done by the Watchtower Society.

Christian Sparlock-Freedom – A variety of video interviews and clips.

JW Fairy Tale – One of the oldest YouTube channels around, and one that pulls no punches when exposing Watchtower hypocrisy.

The Vast Apostate Hour – Each weekend, the VAH features a live interview with a number of former Jehovah’s Witnesses; it doesn’t offer a call-in feature like a radio show but the YouTube channel opens a chat bar where you can talk with others online. The interviews are then saved as podcasts for later viewing. Lots of fun while still being very informative.

Facebook Pages:

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses Recovery Group 3 – One of the largest Facebook groups for former JWs who need support, questions answered, and just people to talk to.

PAWS, People Against the Watchtower Society – Another great group for former JWs.

Destructive and Terrorist Cults: A New Kind of Slavery – About terrorists/destructive cults, their leaders, followers and how cults recruit, and manipulate minds of their followers.

Bo Juel – One of our more well-known activists maintains this page to bring awareness to the damage done by cults everywhere.

Resources for Exposing the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower – A closed Facebook group, meaning that you need to ask to join and only then can you see its information. If you need a wide-range of information about JWs including files, photos, and news stories, this group can help.

I’ll update this page with more places to visit as I get them. Thank you!

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