Jesse Walters

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

Tag: friendship

Live Today as if it Were Your Last

I lost a high school classmate of mine is a car accident last weekend.  Granted, we didn’t stay in touch and I hadn’t talked to her in years but my prayers still go out to her friends and family for their loss.  25 years old and boom… gone.  It’s scary to think about.  Continue reading

The Difference Between You and Me

When leaving my old church and getting out of that dreadful cult experience, I grew very anxious and worried about fitting in.  If you look back on my previous blog posts I talk about the constant feeling of no one knowing who I really am.  Yeah, I could meet new people, say who I am, where I’m from and what I do, but no one REALLY knew who I was until they hear my storyContinue 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

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

The Life Lessons of a Motorcycle

“Motorcycles have the tendency to gain their stability back when you hit the throttle.  Relationships can be the same way.  When things get rough, come up with a plan, hit the throttle and move forward.” Continue reading

What Defines You?

Just the other day I was having a conversation with a friend.

Once we got done jabbering about guitars, we had a good, long talk about relationships.  He made the point Continue reading

Forearms….. Really?!

I had an epiphany hanging out with some friends a couple weekends ago.  That is, we build an image in our heads of who we “want” to be in order to be accepted in society, when, in reality, hardly anyone wants us to be that person.

As I mentioned in my post last week on vulnerability, I’ve become obsessed with the topic.  This article has been going around lately.  It claims that if two strangers were to go through all of these questions/tasks together they will fall in love.  Continue reading

I Don’t Wanna Talk About It

ignore-e1381768651842

Since I announced the release of The Church Next Door and started my mission, I’ve had a lot of people contact me.  Some people share their experiences, some looking for help and others showing their support.  I love it.  It gives me the assurance that I’m doing the right thing and the drive to keep moving forward.

I noticed something though. Continue reading

© 2017 Jesse Walters

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑

%d bloggers like this: