What specific ways were you pressured by family/ elders to be a perfect JW?

by cognac 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • cognac

    One way I was pressured:

    People were gonna die if I didn't convert them...

  • Robert7

    Your KIDS will DIE if you aren't fully in the truth!

  • momzcrazy

    As a kid I had to pioneer every summer. I had to comment at least once every meeting. My dad made me get baptized when he decided it was time. Then I had to regular pioneer after I got married. As an adult I was supposed to be the spiritual head of our family, so I did the study, meeting and service on my own.


  • Dagney
    People were gonna die if I didn't convert them...

    One elder said "At Armageddon do you want the people to look at you say while they are dying 'Why didn't you tell me?'"

  • truthseeker

    You had to have a love for people

    If you didn't, well....

  • R.Crusoe

    From the platform:

    'And anyone who loves Jehovah is sure to be out in field service right after this meeting...'

    I mean how much vomit does one need to emotionally enforce how they behave in the name of love?

    Never did I hear it said ,

    'If you really love your husband your sure to be humping his ass off straight after todays Watchtower!'

  • MissingLink

    As a teenager I was a spiritually weak Auxillary Pioneer. All the other teenagers were Regular Pioneers. My mom would always say "Why can't you be more like Jimmy". Meanwhile Jimmy was living a hard-core double-life and getting into all sorts. My double life was quite boring by comparrison. They figured this out a couple years later when he was DF.

  • MissingLink

    This week MIL says to me "I entrusted you with my daughters spirituality... I'll be very unhappy if she and the grandkids aren't with me in paradise."

  • Burger Time
    Burger Time

    Oh God, too many pressure tactics too count! My Dad almost never pressured me but my Mom always did. I think the most obvious was trying to do a family study night once a week...yea that shit lasted like maybe 3 or 4 weeks in a row at a time. We just were not good at doing "family activities" of any kind let alone a boring study.

  • jaguarbass

    I was always sensative to, "Well you know you're not doing the right thing".

    Then one day I told them to "Fuxx their thing". And the horse they rode in on.

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