Hi everyone! Long-time lurker, first-time poster here. I’ve been out of the PRC for a few years now. Whoever you are, I want to let you know that life does exist beyond the PRC, and it is free and beautiful! Was it hard to leave? YES:
The brainwashing ran DEEP Elders told my husband that our children (and future grandchildren) were in grave danger Family relations suffered greatly (parents and siblings). Very harsh words were said “Friendships” were ruined The transition was HARD... I was resistant to new ideas, weary from the “pre-leaving” process, and even occasionally physically sick from guilt over doing things that were DIFFERENT from the PRC way, but not WRONG
My family is now thriving.
We attend and are loved by a great church Our kids are growing in knowledge and believing, confessing, and living out their faith Family relations are okay, even if they will never be the “same”... time has leveled out some of the strong emotions My husband and I have taken the time to figure out how we can truly glorify God together, and our relationship has been transformed
There is true God-honoring existence outside the PRC. There are still plenty of problems in life, but it is great not having the constant pressure and weight of PR life constantly in the background. It’s awesome to be a part of society, loving and proclaiming God’s goodness through our lives and developing meaningful relationships with people from the wide world beyond the PRC.
Thank you for providing this place; it helped me know I was not crazy as we were leaving. Thank you for listening
Thanks for sharing! We have recently left the PR churches and transitioning to a new church! It is hard leaving and starting over at a new church, but I look forward to the positive affects this new change will bring