The problems that I saw with the elders is the ones we had told their wives everything that was revealed during JC and then the wives shared the information with others in the hall. The other thing is the wives acted like "elderesses" and tried to dominate the other women in the cong. and the husbands let them get away with it.
The PO's wife in one cong. I was in used to "correct" other peoples answers during the book study if she thought she could explain it better or they were wrong. She would start her comment by saying............no, its like this way........I used to stare at her with a look that said "What nerve?" but she never got the point. Lilly