I been married to my husband for almost 9 years. He's been a witness his whole life but got disfellowship a little over 15 years ago. before his dis fellowshiping he was very active. I'm not a witness but I do love the meetings and been going ever since I gotten married to him. Even though at time I do go back to my own church.
I understand the reason for dis fellowship. But when a person is trying to come back isn't it is the responsibility of the elder to try to help that person get on the right path. Even by visiting them and giving them spiritual counsel and encouragement. The elders at our hall does not do that. I believe in Luke 15 that a Shepard's sheep wander off. That Shepard left the 99 sheep to go find that one and carried it back to the flock. Why witness believe that your problem is your problem with the belief of you left or messed up on your own and you should come back on your own. That is why I have seen people who were witness leave and went to other religions. I know in the baptist church i go to if i don't pick up a free CD on that Sunday service the pastor is calling me at 7 pm that Sunday night asking if something is wrong. When i did wrong my pastor came and talked to me until i saw God's way again. I think dis-fellowship is a harsh. Why is disfellowship so harsh.