Imfree(David)....Thanks for your input!! I'm well aware of the possible consequences of disagreeing with JW teachings and am constantly trying to determine how much and what to say to my husband....he has enough ammunition on me now to get me DF if he were to go to the bros!! He knows I ordered Franz' books....he knows I don't believe the GB speak for God....he knows I doubt many of their teachings, especially their policy for DF from the cong, and he wants me to talk to him about these things, but has given me no assurance that at some point he won't go to the bros for their help in dealing with me....he thinks I'm going against the Bible for not letting the older ones pray for me since I'm "spritually sick"! So, I'm never sure of what its safe to say, altho by this time maybe it doesn't matter??! But, it would cause such turmoil in the family if I were to be DF.....doesn't it always?......
There was a couple of paragraphs in todays WT lesson that talked about apostacy and the elders responsibility in seeing that it didn't influence the cong....I could feel my husbands eyes on me as he handled the microphone....I don't feel like an apostate....I know that questioning isn't wrong and as someone pointed out above, with their record of complete failure in predicting anything is the WTS who we want to be entrusting our salvation to??? Good point!
Thank you everyone, there have been so many thoughtful comments and suggestions...I appreciate hearing from all of you and just because I haven't mentioned your name don't think your time and thoughts weren't appreciated!
I am still figuring out how to use the board and haven't gotten the hang of being able to write and go back and forth to peoples comments, so I can't always remember who said what when I'm responding! How do I isolate someones comments and put it on my reply, for example??
I will keep you posted on how it goes in the future with any conversations I may have with my husband....I know for others out there with hardcore spouses that even one persons sucessful dent in their armor it can be encouraging for others like us!! Thanks so much for all your ideas and suggestions...guess I said that already! Bythesea