I have a friend who is a publisher. She is my best friend. She can do no wrong in my eyes. She has had a rough time in her life, and she has committed fornication 3 times.... well not just three times only.... three times she had relationships with guys and slept with them over a short period of time. When she felt sufficiently guilty (because of the religion) she would pack em in and go to the elders. She has NEVER been df'd!
I would never try to convince her not to go because she has many friends there and I think it keeps her going (not the religion but the social side!).
Poor her... she has been abandoned by her husband and craves to be with a man.... she has fallen for someone ( a MS... !!) and he "plays" with her emotions. She has told him how she feels and yet he flirts and upsets her! She gets soooo frustrated. The Elders have told her that although abadoned (4.5 yrs now!) by her husband... she is free to divorce him (if only that simple) but she may never re marry!!!! FFS she is a 37 yr old beautiful woman who has needs and wants to be loved. They will tell her to wait for the GT and she will be rewarded!!!!
Oh, and in her reproval meetings they wanted to know EVERYTHING she had done. Oh "I slept with someone over the last month or two" was not good enough! It was "When, where, how many times. Did you have oral sex" FFS they are complete perverts! probably fantasising about what my freind might be "up for" so they can "think" about it later!
I have been PR'd a long time ago.... and let me tell you it was the worst thing ever.... again I was asked too many personal questions - which I told them!!!! ha ha. Cos I was shitting myself. My best friend was NOT allowed to come in with me and hold my hand.
Rubbish. Mind controlling.