Exit and Support Network

Personal Writings About
My Experience With "God's Church"


These insightful writings cover the deception and fraud surrounding "God's Church" and the trauma and abuses suffered at the hands of "God's ministers." They are helpful for anyone who has exited WCG or any of the high demand Herbert Armstrong offshoots such as PCG and are working through their feelings.

It is very helpful in one's recovery to start at the beginning of our group experience and write about incidents that not only were stressful, but all that come to mind that you are trying to sort through.

Where Do the Feelings Go? (covers processing painful thoughts; includes: "How Do I Go About Writing and What Do I Write About?")

NOTICE: These personal writings remain posted in order to validate exiters of Worldwide Church of God, or any of its high demand offshoots, such as Philadelphia Church of God, as many of the experiences are very similar. They are the sole property of Exit & Support Network™. Please do not post any of them on other websites.

  • Exiting
    Several writings; including: "Leaving is Hard Because..." "The Reality of the Truth," "Reclaiming the Ability to Make My Own Choices" and more.
  • Deceit
    Several writings; including: "How Did Herbert W. Armstrong Recruit People?"; "How WCG Changed the Original Words of Sacred Hymns," "A Different Jesus," "What Was Missing?" and more.
  • Abuses Suffered
    Several writings; including: "Wasted Years," "The WCG People Betrayed!" "What Was Done to Our Character and Personality?" "If We Didn't Pray the WCG Way" and more.
  • Reflections
    Several writings; including: "Questioning Why I Was in an Abusive, Controlling Group," "How Do We Keep From Holding Onto Our Pain?" "My Weird Experience of Baptism into 'God's True Church,' " "But I Had Such a Wonderful Time at the Feast of Tabernacles!" and more.


UPDATE: Worldwide Church of God changed their name in April 2009 in the United States to Grace Communion International.

Articles For Those Who Were Emotionally & Spiritually Abused

Back to Testimonies & Writings by Exiters (also includes writings on God's love; poems; grief; struggles)