Stories and Testimonies From Child Survivors
It is not how many abusive details that a survivor can recount and describe in order for their story to be considered important. It is how the individual perceived their experience to be detrimental, or even life shattering, that counts.
Telling your story turns it into a history that can eventually be left behind and frees you to some extent, making it easier to create a new life for yourself. You have developed strengths because of all you have endured, and you are a unique individual with purpose.
Names have been changed for confidentiality, unless otherwise noted. Stories are not necessarily listed in order received.
Not all stories submitted are posted and we reserve the right to refuse to post.
Also see: Testimonies and Writings by Exiters (covers a variety of subjects)
"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain." ~ Emily Dickinson
Occultic Family History Led to Recruitment into WCG
(This survivor was also in PCG)
What Armstrong Said Didn't Add Up!
(This child survivor had the courage to rebel against the WCG madness)
Growing Up in "The Church" Was the Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do
(Raised in WCG and later in PCG; mentions Philadelphia Youth Camp)
I Still Carry the Pain of Herbert Armstrong's Teachings
(Impacted by Church of God International, although father was first in WCG)
Getting Kicked Out of PCG Caused Me to Start Investigating
(This survivor was raised in WCG and then in UCG & PCG)
The Emotional Impact is Still With Me
(This survivor also had confrontations with Gerald Flurry when Flurry was a minister in WCG)