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Dear Mother, I Forgive You For Shunning Me.

To: Mother– love, Shannon


I have tried to write this letter so many times before. I believe that God has strengthened me to be able to express to you how much I love you and I forgive you for shunning me….

Those are words that I have tried to express in many letters to my mother about my abusive background and her shunning as a Jehovah’s Witness. My mother has since returned to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and is shunning me over my outspokenness regarding their shunning policy that resulted in the suicide of my friend. She is also shunning my father who is an excommunicated Jehovah’s Witness. She shunned my late Uncle who was a former’s Jehovah’s Witness turned Muslim. It is a policy that alienated parents from children, husbands, and wives and pits the closet friends against each other.

Shunning hurts.

There are so many stories of Ex-Jehovah’s witnesses who suffer from trauma and…

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