Thanks everyone for your comments.
madA, my husband and I pay the bills in our home, but we don't want to protest too much as we feel this will drive him harder to be a witness.
he is 15 and we have really encouraged him to get involved with kids in school. A couple of months ago he had a non-witness girlfriend and didn't have an interest in the witnesses. Unfortunately, they broke up so I'm hoping he'll set his eyes on someone else at school real soon.
Great idea about the questions. I had not thought about that.
freeman, alliwannadoislive, Mulan, AlanF, Mulan, Dungbeetle, LB, et all,
We do feel that right now he is just trying to go along with all of his witness cousins. Probably the one he's closest to is getting baptized soon and I'm sure that is playing a big roll in his decisions right now. We also sat down with him yesterday and explained to him that Jesus was 30 when he was baptized and he was perfect, if that wasn't a clear example of being mature enough I don't know what is. We also told him that he was not old enough to get married, let alone get baptized.
Great ideas, bringing up the dinosaurs. New points to think about.
not sure I want to bring him to the board yet, he may get too spiritual and turn me in, but maybe later. I do, however, use a lot of what I learn here to share with others in the family.
Please let me make this one fact clear to you...I do not hate truth, in fact it is my love for TRUTH that has caused me to investigate the religion of my birth (just following Society's orders). Also, it is not a humiliation for me, if my son ultimately decides he wants to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses and get baptized, I will whole-heartedly support his decision, as long as it is HIS decision and he is not doing it just to fit in with his friends. I have the maturity to know what is involved with getting baptized as a JW, he does not.
I'm glad that he has a love of God in his heart.
Incidentally, I have older children that we tried hard to make them live the witness lifestyle, they rebelled.
"I must stand up in search of the truth, if I don't I only roll with the flow of the lie and make it stronger.