BONNIE_CLYDE- I'm so sorry your daughter has shunned you folks the last 5 years. Both of my JW daughters have essentially done the same to me almost 7 years now. I understand the pain you feel, believe me. And as you stated the shunning can happen over what would seem to be the most TRIVIAL conversation ! Thanks for your link to your experience- it was interesting indeed. Hang in there Bonnie & Clyde. I feel ya.
DESIGNS- Very good point. Just go walking into a Circuit Assembly and we find out REAL fast how former JW friends we knew will treat us. Probably one real good reason I've never gone back to a Circuit assembly ! LOL !
NEONMADMAN- Exactly. Good point. People don't THINK about that when they leave their " former " religion do they ? That when they BECOME witnesses they are VERY vocal about dissing all religion as FALSE that isn't JW inspired. Very true.
OTWO- You've definitely been very lucky so far ( knock on wood ) that the elders in your former congregation haven't come after you trying to harass you. But you're fortunate to have a marriage mate who supports you in your fade and allows you the freedom of mental movement in whatever direction you need to go. that is a HUGE plus for you ! I didn't have that when I was married for years to a JW woman. She'd rat my a$$ out at the drop of a cuss word , innappropriate bedroom behavior ( according to WT land ) , or just me stating I had DOUBTS about the generation teaching. I'd be brought up before a JC faster than my head could spin ! LOL !
Very true as you say, myself, and many others here on the board have lost or are still being shunned by JW family members even as just being an inactive witness not attending meetings . As Bonnie & Cyde have experienced this, many times it lasts for years . Like you say, all we can do is continue to hope our JW families in time come to the realization that they need freedom of mind. Till then, we wait patiently with love.
ZOIKS- Exactly ! It is an EXCELLENT chapter in a wonderful book indeed ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper