Jesse Walters

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

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DON’T READ THIS! I’m Not a Good Writer

Why are you reading this?!  I said I’m not a good writer, blogger, typer, whatever you want to call it.  You don’t listen!  Well… I guess if you’re going to read this I may as well have a point to my story…. 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

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

“When all of our flaws are laid out one by one”

I’ve been listening the song titled “Flaws” by Bastille.  It’s pretty popular right now.  They use a lot of creativity instrumentally and vocally, but I actually LISTENED to the lyrics for the first time last week: Continue reading

Vulnerability: A Love-Hate Relationship

Being vulnerable is a tough pill to swallow, but I’ve found myself obsessed with the concept over the last few weeks.  Maybe I’m just more conscious of it now, but it seems like my opportunity to be vulnerable pops up everywhere I look.  Continue reading

I’m a Weirdo

Steve-Urkel

That’s right.  I said it and I’ll say it again.  I’m weird and proud of it.

I grew up constantly worried that I was different than everyone else, that everyone was constantly judging me.  For years I would beat myself up over it, but I changed by coming to realize one thing.  No one cares.  Continue reading

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