I joined today after being a "lurker" for several weeks. You can find me in several posts. But just to give you a little background.....I was df'd when I was 16 as an elders daughter. I am not going into details now but in this day and age it would be considered date rape. My mother had the where-with-all to fight and sent a ten page letter to the society at the time. It was reversed 90 days later and I was the big example at the circuit sssembly.. private elders meeting as to how NOT to disfellowship. To bad so sad, it still left me reeling, and as no one had ever heard of a reversal, they didn't know how to react. NO apologies from the 5 elders wanting me nailed. No insturctions as to how to move on, and I am sure you are aware once you have earned a rep. or title in cong. there is no going back.
I am 48 tomorrow. My father left as an elder in the 80's and is now dead. My mother forged on as a very strong witness. I left when I was 18 but never once discouraged or down played anything my mother believed in. 3 weeks ago she came to me stating she had to shun me after 30 years as the latest DO told her she must be obediant in all things because the end is so near. (You all have heard it before)
This is my long story short.