Emotional Simply Christian Buddy Program

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One of the reasons for starting this site is to help those newly exiting their high control religion and seeking help and new friendships. We can all be supportive in our replies to each other keeping the mind of Christ above all else. However, sometimes we need one on one help or to develop a one on one relationship with someone.

I've been personally speaking to one or two new people each day as a result of my outreach efforts and those of others but that is not sustainable and many have asked if they could help. So we thought using the private message function of this discussion board would work as a great way to link sponsees with sponsors.

Once you meet you can decide to contact each other via phone or other methods.

If you would like to be buddied up with a sponsor send me a private message by clicking on my profile pic and click "start conversation". Or if you see someone posting and it says "Buddy" under their profile pick that means they have volunteered to be a sponsor (buddy). Just click on their profile pick and "start conversation" and tell them you're looking for a buddy or sponsor.

If you'd like to be a sponsor send me a private conversation message and I'll add you to our private forum and buddy listing.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions let me know.

Maranatha!

UPDATE: The Members Link above now shows a category for Buddies - you can see who is available and reach out to them via private conversation.
 
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Lori Jane

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We have 8 buddies that have volunteered since I posted this on Monday - wow! There is a Private forum for Buddies that only you can see - please see messages there regarding our work as buddies!

If you are anyone you know is in need of a buddy - i.e. someone to be with you one on one as you progress from your journey out of WT (or another high-control group) into their your new Christian freedom - please have them send me a private message.
 
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deebibliophile

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It is wonderful to see such a huge response. I have wanted to help others by offering a listening ear, to attempt to console someone else even if only sharing a small word of comfort with them. I have felt hampered by the organization in my ability to do this. Helping the overlooked and undervalued members of the congregation was given lip service but not valued in practice. I appreciate the chance to try to help others now.

This poem from Emily Dickinson express my wishes better than my own words can:

”If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.“
 

Alithia

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Hello good people. I'm not too sure how to negotiate this site with all the different rooms and so forth however I would happy to be a part of the buddy program.
Even though I live on the East coast of Australia and may be on a very different timeline from most people I am happy to communicate by email. So if you think it is appropriate I am happy for people to email me directly and I will try to get back to them as quick as possible.
I know what it feels like when a person finally 'wakes up' and how confused one might be, wondering what one now needs to do.
I don't know how it can happen but if someone who reads this would like to email me or have my email posted somewhere else where others can see it and respond to it then you are very welcome.

pistipnevma@gmail.com
 

Victory

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Hello, as of 3 wks ago- I have woken up.... I've decided to fade out and NOT return when the KHs reopen. I would very much like a Buddy to help me find my new Christian faith. I once left JWs for a very long time and basically felt agnostic/athiest. I don't want to go there this time. Help!
 

Lori Jane

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Congratulations @Victory! Love your screen name - so appropriate! Welcome to the exJW community. I have found most to be super loving and supportive. We love supporting new ones. I'll private message you and get you connected with a buddy. Welcome!

@buddies - please PM @Victory as well - you can never have enough buddies!
 
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Ron412

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We have 8 buddies that have volunteered since I posted this on Monday - wow! There is a Private forum for Buddies that only you can see - please see messages there regarding our work as buddies!

If you are anyone you know is in need of a buddy - i.e. someone to be with you one on one as you progress from your journey out of WT (or another high-control group) into their your new Christian freedom - please have them send me a private message.
 

Ron412

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Hello Lori! I would love to connect with either you or Frank regarding the buddy program just to have a conversation I’m attending different churches now would love to connect with somebody. I also have a nine-year-old son who Lives with my ex and her and her family are 100% in the religion. Are super difficult navigating that relationship they’re trying to get him baptized so frustrating. I look forward to hearing from you soon and meeting you or Frank. Thank you so much!
 
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Taylor_607_Made

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Hi everyone...Im also recently a member and the same as Victory have decided not to return to the Khall if they reopen. My wakeup has been gradual and steady since 2014 and born from a lot of research into the Org. But I find myself distrusting everything while at the same time wanting to explore personal rship with a personal redeemer in Christ. I would likewise welcome teaming up with someone who can assist me to reground myself, so to speak, and help me to see a way forward. Thanks for all your contributions and input!
 
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