Let me paint a picture of what that looks like in action.
Her brother-in-law and his wife were Jehovah’s Witnesses and her husband was beginning to study with them.
One night, they offered to go out to dinner together, but they deceitfully took her to the Kingdom Hall, first. However, since she had never been encouraged to build scriptural foundation for her beliefs, she was swept away charismatic presentation of twisted scriptures.
I don’t know what transpired for the next five years, aside from hearing that my father was relentlessly cruel to my mom’s sons (my half-brothers) especially the one who was later diagnosed with Asperger’s, taunting him for his delayed development.
I’ve also heard chilling stories of border-line abuse in the name of punishment. He was actually pretty good to me until my pre-teens, and I was even a “daddy’s girl.”When I was five, my mom was reinstated as a Jehovah’s Witness.
Not long after, she was pregnant and disfellowshipped.
My mom was 7 months pregnant with me when they were married.6 months into the relationship, he told her he was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.Like most people, she didn’t realize what a difficult strain that would put on their relationship, but here she was another 6 months later, at a “dead end” wondering why he was “scared to death” and wanting to leave her so he could be a more “devoted Jehovah’s Witness.” Our on line discussion began with one member’s reminder to her that Jehovah’s Witnesses are instructed not to marry outside their religion.One of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive at our website concerns dating one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.It’s not uncommon for someone outside of their religion to join our Meetup group in order to seek advice from ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses in this matter. A woman joined stating that she had met and fell in love with a wonderful guy.We began to teach this woman about the fear her boyfriend was going through in the prospect of losing his friends and family in addition to dying as an apostate at Armageddon.