About This Site

The mission of Awake From Watchtower is to offer positive, empowering, and compassionate support for current and former members of Jehovah's Witnesses, and for anyone affected by the Watchtower Society. We believe in the power of open dialogue, the importance of asking questions, and the strength that comes from shared experiences and honest answers.

My Story

'Awake From Watchtower' was founded by a former Jehovah's Witness who spent decades within the religion, initially as a believer and later as a questioner. Born into the faith in the 1970s, I was raised with the looming expectation of Armageddon, a prophecy that was promised to come before I could even graduate high school. Despite the passage of time and the unfulfilled predictions, the promise of an imminent Armageddon and the fear of missing out on paradise controlled me and guided nearly every decision I made.

Armageddon was promised to come before I could graduate high school. Two decades after I graduated, I arrived at a turning point.

About two decades after I graduated high school, with the Armageddon prophecy still unfulfilled, I arrived at a crucial turning point. I decided to do what the Watchtower Society emphatically prohibits: to ask questions and seek honest answers from somewhere other than their own writings. This journey was not about defiance; it was about seeking truth. 

If this religion was really "The Truth", then I felt confident that my independent search for truth would only strengthen my faith. But if "The Truth" wasn't actually the truth...

Approach

This site is here to help you along your own journey. We provide a safe, respectful space for exploration and discussion. We encourage our visitors to share their stories, express their doubts, and engage in meaningful conversations about their experiences with the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Community

'Awake From Watchtower' aims to be a place where former and current members, along with those affected by the Watchtower Society, can come together to find support, information, and understanding. We share resources, news, and personal narratives that shed light on various aspects of the Jehovah's Witnesses, real truths that the Watchtower would prefer that its members never see.

Commitment

We are committed to maintaining an environment of respect, free from hate speech and negativity. We understand the complexities and the emotional weight that comes with questioning or leaving one's faith. 'Awake From Watchtower' is here to reassure you that you are not alone in this journey. We are here to offer a hand of support, a listening ear, and a community that understands.

Join us in our pursuit of truth, understanding, and healing. Welcome to 'Awake From Watchtower.'