There are elders who make their plan before stepping aside. I don't know how long
they can hold on. I started 2006 pretty sure that I needed to leave the borg, eventually.
I had been doing research from the WTS only, and came to my decision. I opened up the
floodgate to apostate material in mid-2006, then submitted a resignation letter in August.
I couldn't stand up there and support the doctrine from the podium. The rest would have
You can approach the body of elders, if you are unsure of the next step. Tell them you
know your service is low, other problems. Establish some problem of depression. You
could even go to a pychiatrist or counselor to ask about depression for some weight to
what you say. Ask the body if you should step aside. If they say no, you can continue
what you are doing. If they say yes, you can tell the wife they asked you to do it.