I felt bad for the newbie that came here for some advise and her thread got locked due to the immaturity of a few folks.
I know she could restart her own thread, but being new she might be reluctant to get involved with us again after that sorry display of manners before.
I hope I'm not out of line, but I'll start a new thread for her. Below is her original post. Let's see if we can give her some good advice and give her any experiences we've had that could help. Thanks.
Original post by "Ajsmama":
Hey everybody hows it goin? I am brand new here and hoping someone could give me some kind advise
I am engaged to and recently had a baby with a disfellowshipped JW. His family has completly refused to accept me or my newborn. They have kept some very loose contact with him seince he was D'Fd but have mostly been cold and distant.
He rarely talks about the "religion" anymore but he has said as recently as 5mos ago that he would consider going back. This scares the crap out of me!!!!!!!!! I was never part of them and the little knowledge I have attained has been, to say the least, alarming.
I guess the question I have is what are the rate of relapses? How can I prevent it? And should I force him to cut what loose ties he has left with his family for the sake of my own?
Any advise on how to handle this would be much apprieciated!