I converted from Catholic to JW.
My marriage was in real shambles.
I lived 1200 miles away from any family or friends.
Three kids, one on the way.
I started reading the bible for some help.
We moved back to our town and I started studying other religions and checking out other churches.
Baptist, Church of Christ, Mormans.
JW's came to my door one day and I chatted with them for an hour.
I was attracted to their ability to show me from the bible answers to my questions.
I agreed to a weekly bible study immediately.
I discounted doubts I had as they had so many answers to other nagging questions I had.
I liked the idea of living forever, and not going to heaven. As a Catholic I never thought heaven was appealling,
I much rather live here on Earth.
I was glad to know there was no hellfire. As a Catholic I probably never would have divorced my husband, the
Witnesses had scriptual basis for divorce which I finally got.
I was DF shortly after baptism and out for nine years.
Without small children to tend to at meetings I got to really listen to the talks and be a part of the congregation. Things just started sounding really wrong.
The change to blood fractions was my WOW moment.
Because we could not really discuss doubts with our "brothers and sisters"
it was not until I came to the board that my doubts were validated.
I have to say that the positive experiances with people in the congo far outweighed any bad.
For the most part I still miss the association.