I finally put a couple of pieces together that have boggled me for years.
I would take my family to the conventions and assemblies and for some reason, my wife would always be upset or start an argument in the car on the way home, or in the week that follows. I realize now that her frustration is that I am NOT the guy in the demonstrations. You know, the guy who has the bestfriend/elder who always says the perfect thing and the guy is SO humble and does this little talks-to-himself thing where he reveals his DEEP spirituality and applies the ever-so-wise words of his friend and after that life is just great again!
Really, the assemblies only make my wife hate me more because I can't just ACT the parts. The guy in the demo has it made! I bet he even gets some once in a while!
It's not that I haven't tried at all to be humble or apply the suggestions or pray to Jehovah for help with stuff. It's just that I don't think that life is as simple as the demonstrations would lead you to believe. I might do better with my wife if I were an UNBELIEVING HUSBAND! The wives in those demos really lay it on thick for those guys!
no... probably not...my wife isn't so good at acting the parts either...