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Highlights from my EXJW Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

By |2018-11-29T13:06:12+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top Ten Questions & Answers On Monday, November 19, 2018, I participated in my first ever AMA (Ask Me Anything) for r/exjw on Reddit to an overwhelming response. Reddit users interviewed me by posting questions which I then answered on the Reddit forum. I want to thank Kimmy O'Donnell who helped arrange it and everyone for [...]

The BITE Model and Jehovah’s Witnesses

By |2018-11-29T14:07:11+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

August 2, 2018: This past June, I did an online survey on influence to conduct, analyze and publish research on undue influence. Scientific data is required to help establish specific evaluation criteria to update legal and social policy in the United States and around the world. The initial results of my research show that former members of the [...]

Undue Influence, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and Current Events

By |2018-01-11T20:25:14+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Media Reviews, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hulu has created a television series based on Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale, and it is highly recommended viewing*. Last year, Hulu produced The Path and I was interviewed by Vanity Fair for my perspective. This time, I am blogging about The Handmaid’s Tale as I believe this is a very upsetting but well made [...]

Parental Alienation Harms Children by Using Undue Influence

By |2017-05-07T08:05:49+00:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This past week, a very important legal custody case was decided which involves Infowars’ Alex Jones and his ex-wife Kelly. Kelly Jones was able to successfully show that her children had been turned against her and unduly influenced by Alex Jones. The judge awarded her the power to decide where her children will live from now [...]

Freedom of Mind for LGBTQ Youth

By |2017-04-06T17:30:06+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Freedom of Mind, as an organization and as a meme is grounded in a commitment to basic human rights as expressed by the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Please take a moment to look at these profound statements. It’s not surprising that many cults hold doctrines and practices which are intolerant and even violent towards [...]

JW Leadership Fails to Protect Children

By |2017-04-06T17:43:13+00:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Guest Blogs, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guest Blog by Steve Guziec   When I was a Jehovah’s Witness, I prided myself on knowing I was part of the only true Christian organization on the planet earth because of the love shown in “Jehovah’s Organization.”  I told myself and others this for decades.  One of the largest “comforts” to me was knowing that [...]

A Watchtower Tragedy

By |2017-04-06T17:47:34+00:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  This week, a 27-year old member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada lost her life because of her refusal to accept a life-saving blood transfusion. Éloïse Dupuis was admitted to the hospital after her planned home birth resulted in complications. She was immediately given a Caesarean section and her baby was saved. However, during the [...]

An Introduction to Steve Guziec

By |2018-01-17T12:34:09+00:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: Guest Blogs, News and Updates, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Guest Blog by Steve Guziec   ​ Update: As of January 2018, Steve Guziec is no longer working with Freedom of Mind Resource Center.  He wished to take his life in a new direction and we wish him the very best in his academic and life pursuits. I'm so excited to be working with Steven Hassan and [...]

Prince and the Power of Undue Influence

By |2017-03-21T11:17:07+00:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Micahmedia at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13466179 By now, almost everyone reading has heard the news that Prince has died. Though the exact cause of his death is still unknown, there have been speculations that his beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness may have played a part. Whether or not the rumors are true, [...]