#jwonly

Before and after becoming one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I’ve never been a big fan of this tag. I don’t know about you, but to me, this represents something a bit different than just any ordinary tag. As brothers and sisters in the truth, we are to show ‘love to one another.’ and that means even to those that aren’t in the truth. What this tag constitutes to those that are not in the truth is a segregation that Jehovah’s Witnesses only can truly understand the post, leaving others to think that we think of ourselves as more superior of a comprehension. Where I’m trying to go with this is to have a different approach in thinking how others feel and how they view us. The media already has a grip of categorizing Jehovah’s Witnesses as fundamentalists or even cult-like and we must do our very best online and in person to show that we are ordinary people, living up to Bible principles and loving Jehovah, our God. 

Does it hurt to just ask?

Instead of assuming what Jehovah’s witnesses believe, try talking to them and asking them specifically what they believe.

I am amazed at how many people THINK they know what we believe in only to see the shocked looks on their faces to find out they were wrong.

Honestly. It doesn’t HURT to take 10 minutes of your time out just to have a friendly conversation with a pair of people who took time out of their day to just share a positive thought with you. No one asked them to do this. No one forces us. We genuinely care about our neighbors and would like to share a heartfelt, positive message from the scriptures. If you’re uninterested just say so. There’s no need to be abrasive. Politely asking us to leave will suffice.

I’m just shocked at how many discussions I’ve had today, and how many aggressive people I’ve had to defuse this morning just based on the differences in our beliefs.

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I love that

Each year my mom and close friends have a tradition of buying each other a gift for our “baptism anniversary”.
Its not about the gift, rather its to remind us each year the importance of our baptism and to reflect on why we got baptized. In doing so it helps to keep our love from “cooling off” as it were.

One bad thing about growing up in the same hall for your entire life

When you’re finally ready to date everyone’s like

"You’re the best brother everrrrr"

Or

"You’re the best sis I could ever have"

And you’re just like GAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

honestly

Tumblr is the only place where I can express myself, I mean of course I pray to Jehovah and tell him everything 💕 but when I feel like just typing it out, I also need to do that. The thing is that on here none of my family follow me, its like i cant post anything on facebook or twitter because they’re just out to judge me, or gossip about me. You never see them try to help you out or ask what’s going on, or why do you feel that way, you know? My teacher from college who is not family related was the only one to told me to come by to help me out. So what does that tell you about my family? uncarring and fake. But its okay cause I have God and my Spiritual family who show more concern towards me anyway, and correct me when I’m wrong in a loving way. thank you Jehovah for such a wonderful family.

Life Update

I haven’t been to a meeting in about 2 weeks. I am completely isolating myself from everyone and I don’t know why. I just can’t bring myself to get up and go. Something that’s really bothered me is the fact that none of the brothers or sisters have come to see how I’m doing. I’m not staying home for the attention or to have people come visit me, but I need that extra little push and it’s frustrating that while I need help they aren’t there for me :(

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