How to Deal with a Cult – Critical Review of Dr Phil’s Interview with a Jehovah’s Witness Couple

Recently, Dr. Phil interviewed a Jehovah’s Witness couple who were in the midst of marital struggles due to the wife deciding to leave Jehovah’s Witnesses.  In the midst of their struggles, they had contacted the Jehovah’s Witness elders for support, only to have them report false sexual abuse allegations to CPD that caused their children to be taken into custody. Although CPD was unable to confirm the allegations, the Jehovah’s Witness elders refused to act on behalf of the Jehovah’s Witness parents. As a result, the wife turned to the Dr. Phil show for help.  What transpired on the show was a blatant demonstration of the problems in counseling that can occur when a professional counselor fails to understand the cultic mind control of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In this video, an Ex-Jehovah’s Witness explains the mistakes made by Dr. Phil in his interview with this Jehovah’s Witness couple and how more understanding of the Jehovah’s Witness mindset could have produced more effective results.  This is a good video to see for professional counselors and anyone wanting to help Jehovah’s Witnesses, as the mistakes made by Dr. Phil are all too common with people who don’t understand the mind control of Jehovah’s Witnesses.


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