Jesse Walters

The Church Next Door: My Cult Experience and How I Got Out While Staying Close to God

Author: Jesse Walters (page 2 of 5)

Let There Be Silence!

One of the biggest struggles I had to deal with while I was in my religious cult and the recovery process after was my social insecurities.  I’m an introvert by nature so that didn’t help the situation either, but that church forced me to not want to talk to the “outside world,” which included my family and childhood friends.  It also became clear to me that after my awesome experience in Denver a lot of others with similar cult experiences to mine struggle with it. Continue reading

My One Regret

We only have one life.  We want to make it count and push to achieve great things, yet sometimes we’re scared to make those decisions.  So what do we do?  Do we just sit there wait for an opportunity to come?  No.  We put your mind to something and we work for it, no matter how hard it is. Continue reading

A Broken Church is a Good Church

“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security,” – Pope Francis

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Will That Hunk of Metal Make Me Happy?

One thing about me is that I really like cars, trucks, ATVs, anything with a motor really.  They’ve always intrigued me since I was a little kid.  Dad put me on a little 50cc Suzuki when I was about 5 years old and there was no looking back after that. Continue reading

The One Thing That Determines Everything

It’s crazy to me to think how vital timing is in what we do with our lives, how we do it, and if what were doing is even possible at that time.  What’s even crazier is how perfect everything falls into place sometimes.

Your job, your friends, where you live, who you married, the list keeps going.  All of these things come back to timing.

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The One Decision You NEED to Make

“Play is a state of mind.  The world is your playground, people are your playmates, and your work is a game… You don’t need more free time.  You don’t need more money.  You can change the world when you change how you see it.  It’s only a choice.”- Charlie Hoehn

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You Failed?… Good Job!

This past weekend I had a discussion with a relative of mine.  To say the least, he’s been a very successful businessman throughout the years pursuing various entrepreneurial ventures.  Every time I speak with him I get the urge to take out a notebook and write down our conversations.  He’s very inspiring and I feel like he could make you your next million bucks if you talk to him long enough.  Continue reading

The Hidden Value of Memories

I have an ongoing conversation with a good friend of mine via email.  We live far apart but talk once a week about various things.  While it’s a great way to stay in touch I’ve also learned a lot about myself through it all.  Below is a little excerpt from one of my emails a couple months ago… Continue reading

My Trip to Denver… WOW

Now that I’ve had the full experience of going to Denver to speak at the Myth Taken Conference for EMNR, it has helped me see the real need for this issue and has only strengthened my passion to get my book out there and help people through their cult experiences. Continue reading

Secrets Don’t Make Friends

This post overlaps with last week’s post but I felt the need to expand on it a little more.

It’s been over four years now since I left the church that brought so much pain, depression, guilt and anxiety into my own and my family’s lives.  It was one of the most significant moments of my life yet, I didn’t actually start telling people about it until long after that.  Continue reading

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