Last night as I was cooking dinner, Mr. Witness came to me with an issue of the AWAKE!. I am supposing it was the most recent. He started reading to me from an article about .... guess what?! Sexual Child Abuse and how to keep your kids safe!! He read for awhile (as I started seething) then asked my opinion on what he'd read. I said "Oh, I have many opinions on this topic, but I don't want to argue"...
Background info: we have two daughters (2 & 11). We have discussed "stranger danger" and what's appropriate touching already with our 11-year-old.
So he wants to have a serious discussion about teaching them body part names and how to avoid predators. I said "OK, let's talk, but put the magazine away". His eyes glazed over, he stared through me, and kept reading. That's when I lost it! I said "I will not take advice on how to teach my daughters about pedophilia from an organization that sanctions it!!!" Then I proceed to tell him (again) about the recently settled cases. He still wanted to read to me from the stupid MAGAZINE!!! I said "when this is a burning topic for YOU, not something you read in a MAGAZINE, then come back and we can chat". UGH it was so frustrating...then he says that I sabotaged the conversation about "something as important as our daughters" but he wouldn't (couldn't) speak about the topic without the magazine!! AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!
Later, I was chatting with my 11 year old about the conversation between me & Mr. Witness and said to her "you know about private body parts and inappropriate touching, right...do I really need to go over it with you again & again?" And she says "Yes, I know and if someone tries to touch me...that's when I whip out my Kung Fu moves" and proceeded to karate chop the invisible attacker. It cracked me up.
I am so sick of WTBTS articles about family and how to run it! Is it just my JW or do all JW's (no offense meant) have a serious lack of common sense?!