I was the only JW in my family. By that I mean my parents never were JW nor was my sister, and I'm single.
When I started fading back in the early 90's as a JW, my sister and her husband decided to start attending meetings with the Evangelists, then the Pentecostal religion, and then the Baptists. They're baptized in that religion. Even their 4 children are bapized in that religion.
Although I tried back then to make my parents see that I had the truth they looked at a few books I brought over, but they never agreed with the JW beliefs because my parents and sister still think that Jesus is God. They have their interpretation of the rapture and so on. So the moment they saw that Jesus wasn't God almighty in our JW books, my parents didn't want to continue reading.
So, finally my sister brought books from her religion to my parents every time she came over. She even brough over cassettes to listen to and videos about her religion to watch. She's been doing that since years, and it's finally paying off, since my mom told me today, that when my dad passes away from cancer in a few months from now, she will feel lonely and will want to attend these Baptist meetings.
Since my dad won't be around soon, my parents are selling their house to a Baptist. He is my brother in law's brother. So, my mom is surrounded by baptists now.
I surely don't want to join another cult. And when my dad passes away, my mom will be lonely, and she will surely be surrounded by many Baptists. They do help one another alot, she said, unlike what I told her about my experience with the JW's.
In a way it scares me that she said she would like to attend their meetings when she won't have to take care of my dad anymore.
Luckily they don't shun like JW's do....so I guess I won't lose her completely. But then again, she loves me so much, that she will do her best to try to drag me into that religion, I can feel it.