Thank you, Shelby. Do you not think being presented with a strong willed, devout Jehovah's Witness as someone who is about to occupy an important niche of your life would have an impact on you?
If I loved the guy, dear one (again, peace to you!)? Nope. Not a chance. Maybe that's because I would not be the type of DIL that would "answer" to her... or really care what she thinks if I thought it was whack (which might be why some of the guys I've dated didn't ask me - they KNEW me and "mommy" would clash - LOLOL!). Trust me, though: there are worse MILs out there.
Now, it COULD be that future DIL didn't like that son didn't stand up to Mommy... or make (and pay for) other arrangements, given Mommy's stance (and fairly GOOD arrangements, I might add - you know, maybe not the Four Seasons but certainly not Motel 6!). THAT kind of situation would absolutely cause me to think twice, you betcha! Especially if he's 30-something. 'Cause I would have to question exactly who it is I would be marrying: him... or Mommy.
But I'm sorry, dear one: while I would LOVE to blame ALL that is "wrong" in the world on religion... and even JWs (well, the WTBTS)... that would not be the truth. Yes, they are responsible for a LOT of the wrong in the world, maybe even MOST... but not all. Given the other comments, then, I would have to say that you (and/or your dear son) might have to consider that something else was the real cause. Because this just doesn't sound "right". On several levels.
Again, peace to you!
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,