I was`nt brought up in the `truth`. I have recently left and am amazingly happy.
One thing that got to me was my mental state of mind which became extreemly negative about the future.
I worried very much about non JW relatives (good people) dying at armaggeddon.
Also reading the endless accounts of bros/sis being brutally tortured/raped etc really disturbed me. I worried so much about such things happening to me at the tribulation.
When I had my 2 children I realised that such things may happen to them and what would I do?? Sign the release papers denying my faith, then I`d be a bad parent/christian? Would I though be bad for wanting my kids back. And so it went on and on, tormenting me day in day out, when I believed.
The 1999? yearbook on Malawi just about sent me on a nervous breakdown thinking all that may happen to me and my family. I woke up thinking a lot about such things each night for years.
NOW I AM FREE FROM ALL THAT, BUT IS IT A COMMON THING?
HOW DOES IT EFFECT CHILDREN BROUGHT UP IN THE `TRUTH`?