Why is it everytime.....

by WANTMOMBACK 20 Replies latest jw friends


    ..I speak to my mother about any type of current event she tells me how the end of the world is coming. She always says that people do not care for one another anymore and tells me that is how the end has been described as b eing. It is driveing me crazy!! She is constantly telling me I need to teach my children before it is too late. I love my mom but I feel like she gets loopier everyday. It kinda makes me nervous. I never know what I can say without getting a 20 minute sermon on what I need to do and how much she loves me and my kids then I spend the rest of the day feeling like crap!

    Her and my father spend winters in south florida imagine the stories she tells me everyday that she watches on the news!!!!! I always tell her that we just have better media coverage now and that there have always been good and bad people. "NOOOOOOOOO MA'AM that is simply not true!" she always says. Sometimes I feel like if it's coming then I wish it would just come on dammit because she is driving me mad.

  • JamesThomas

    Your dear mother has been feeding on stories for so long that she has lost touch with reality.

    Love her. Be there for her. She is unaware that she sees though the eyes of religious insanity.

    It's very sad.


  • OnTheWayOut

    Without knowing where else to start, try this.

    Mom, you love my kids, right? Is Jehovah going to destroy them if Armageddon comes
    and I have not taught them the Witness way?
    So, it's up to me. I suppose that's true of billions of children. Jehovah will destroy them
    with the rest of the 99.9% who are not Witnesses?
    If that's true, I don't want to live according to His rules. What have these children ever
    done to deserve that?

    It won't totally get thru to her, but it's a start.

  • carla

    Arm yourself with facts, often the media does not tell the whole story or the other side. You could try the Human Security Report for many stats on war, famine, etc... Look for contrary news stories and reports with stats. Google for any subject and you are bound to find contrary info that the doom & gloomers have not heard.

  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    Without arguing, simply counter every single negative story with a positive story you have come across in places like these:



    Subscribe to positivist thinking sites for positive quotes, ideas, beliefs:


  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    Here are some more sunny-side-up sites for you to talk back to negativity with:




    And to really blow her mind, you might share some overwhelmingly good news on philanthropy and its historic trends:


    And if you really want to distract her, offer her the opportunity to make some good news of her own:



  • restrangled


    If you do a google search under MILLERITES you will find that this rather annoying hysteria that JW's seem to live for has been going on for quite a while.

    I feel your pain. I was told by my mother that we would be watching Armegeddon out of our front window. That was 34 years ago.


  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    So was I restrangled. I'm not waiting for it anymore, though.

  • restrangled

    Madam Quixote,

    It's always amazing to hear that someone else survived the same. Here we are........!


  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    Subscribe to Philanthropy Journals and/or print out the good news (and leave it all over your house, if you like, for your mom to peruse):


    Here's a nice listing of non-profits' journals and such:


    Just turn the tables on her negativity by being a chronic polyanna, if you must; don't let her get you down.

    Don't you think it's your turn to drive her crazy, anyway?

    Yes, restrangled, and thank goodness; but for good fortune, where might I be . . .

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