No one should have to choose between their family and being their authentic selves.

If you are a current or former Jehovah's Witness that is struggling, know that you are not alone.

Our Mission
Is to support current and former Jehovah's Witnesses as they build happy, fulfilling lives outside of the religion through empowerment, education, and activism.
Get Involved

What’s the problem with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Jehovah's Witnesses are a high-control religion, as defined by cult expert Dr. Stephen Hassan's BITE Model of Authoritarian Control.

Far more than other religious groups, this organization, led by its Governing Body, utilizes brutal psychological abuse and conditioning to control nearly every aspect of members' lives.

The religion actively harms its members by, among other things, cutting them off from the outside world, mandating the shunning of members who leave, discouraging higher education, prohibiting life-saving blood transfusions, and even sheltering known child molesters from the authorities.

If it’s so bad, why don’t people just leave the religion?

For those trapped in a high-control group like Jehovah’s Witnesses, escape can seem impossible. 

Most Witnesses are born into the religion and are conditioned from birth to fear the outside world. They are taught that God will soon destroy everyone and everything outside the religion. To survive this coming "Armageddon," they must follow the religion's rules and isolate themselves from the world.

This fear an distrust of "the world" leaves Witnesses with little-to-no resources outside the religion.

Those who do leave or are expelled for breaking the religion's rules are typically shunned by the community, including their own families.
Are you one of Jehovah's Witnesses, but some things don't make sense?
Start Here

Are you an exJW or interested in learning about the challenges Jehovah's Witnesses face, how to support activism, and other exploring other helpful resources?

Have you been harmed by the Jehovah's Witness Organization?

Whatever stage of of the journey you are in, know that there are millions of people just like you who have left the Jehovah's Witnesses and have found happiness and fulfillment outside of the organization.

We won't pretend it's easy, but that can be your story too. No one has all the answers, but it's our goal to help provide access to resources that can help current and former Jehovah's Witnesses thrive outside the religion. As we grow, we'll keep expanding this site and supporting activism, empowerment, and education.