why does it seem like whenever we try to help someone, we end up being the ones to get screwed over? My boyfriend and I tried to warn his parents about all of the sick stuff that goes on with JWs... we tried to tell them about all the information we found... we tried to do it in a loving manner. Of course, they can do whatever they want... and you can say it's none of our business, but I think it was our business when it came to his younger sibling's lives being in danger. We tried to HELP these people... and what do we get? Chased, screamed at, threatened,
Believe me, I've been there/done that.
One thing I have to keep telling myself is that as in regards to the older ones that are "die hard" in it. DON'T try and convert them, it won't work, in my case they looked at me like I did'nt know what I was talking about, because of my age. They're too set in their ways and it would take something in "their" little box to shake their faith in the collective in order to believe the real truth. The thing you guy's have to do is work on the youth. The young are more open to different points of views than certain older people, especially those that are seriously devout dubs, and you know that and your boyfriend knows that as well.
As for throwing out literature, the more you throw out, the more it feeds into their conviction that they're being persecuted.
And they love that. Trust me, I've seen it TOO many times.
Creat more subtle ways for those on the outside to see the organization for what it really is, be creative like those truth commercials they have on tobacco companies, many , many creative ways to grab a persons attention.
You gotta do more than tap someone on the shoulder nowadays...Ya gotta clash cymbals and flash bright lights, nice shining lights, if you wanna spread the word.
But I would focus on living, breathing, and enjoying the love you and your man share right now, right now is what matters. Cherish those days; these days as if they were your last.
The biggest anti drug to their "religion" is TIME.
But don't be suprised at that. Unfortunatley...there will ALWAYS be somone that will still believe that pig's fly , and that all that glitters is gold.
Enjoy YOUR life....Be happy and bright.
The organization? You should say to yourself,"what organization?" They'll only have hold on you if you allow it to.
You're too happy and special a soul to let them make you feel this way...F&*K 'em.