Recently I found no scriptural evidence to support 607 or therefore 1914. And the new overlapping generation really bothers my conscience because I don't see how it is scripturally supported.
If I write a letter to Bethel, or talk with local elders, I am afraid of getting DF'd because I don't want to cause family conflict (with my spouse's family, not mine). I asked my spouse if it would be ok if I talked with an elder because I want answers, but don't want to cause family problems. My spouse wasn't sure and needs to think about it. This makes me think it's going to end badly.
My spouse and I talked extensively over the last WT about holy spirit and how it gives new light. I asked how can we know which WT statements are directed by God's holy spirit and which are "imperfect men" writing their own thoughts, because things keep changing (1935 sealing, generation, Christ's presence, etc).
My spouse said "I will always be a JW and nothing is going to change that because I know it's the truth." I am afraid I have gone too far asking unanswerable questions.
Would you bother to ask the elders some questions or would you just be at peace knowing that this isn't "the truth" and leave it at that?