Hi, this is my first post on this forum although I have been reading many posts on here. I feel safe enough to ask your advice and become involved now......From what I have learned about this forum it is occupied by sensible people who have left the Watchtower influences for one reason or another.
I am, for want of a better word, a none believer. I did have some sort of obscure spiritual notion which was more Eastern in origin that anything else. I do tollerate all others but after delving into the dark world of reigious beliefs briefly especially after my wife started bible study with the JWs ( you guys call them the Borg right?) I have decided to walk right away from it all. If christians will argues then so be it but it is in total confusion..
If there is arguement and division in humanity this surely is a bad think and I do not see that promoting segragation is right which is what the impression I get from the Watchtower. Forgive me, I have perhaps watched too many you tube videos??
Okay heres the crunch,
...my wife has been influenced to the extent that she will soon be baptised. I do not agree with this. It is so odd that I told her that I do not agree with this however before she goes out she'll ask my permission for her to do her duties with the JWs... I find this very odd indeed.
We have argued about the WT organisation who have a poor track record. I pointed out the 1975 prediction which was shrugged off from visitors from her congregation who denied it to me, never heard about it, but admitted to her later that they never believed Armaggeddon was going to happen on that fateful October.
Her friend she met last year,..the recruiter comes around every Wednesday. She whields more influence over my wifes thinking than I do and I have been married to my beloved for 9 years now., We sometimes discuss religious issues to their annoyance, they cannot provide answers without becoming defensive or backing down to return the answer the next week the also can get a little excited at times to become angry. The accuse me of disruping their bible studies. No, not from my point of view. My wife now goes out on ministry often, the telephone is always ringing, she goes to the Kingdom Hall regularly perhaps 3 times a week and we are seeing less and less of her. It doesn't help that her sister is a JW too.
I am interested in worldy affairs, I am middle aged so can recall the news from 20 years ago, the Ethiopian problem does not go away , however my wife has the latest copy of awake to get her opinions from. It is the sign of the end of things....she believes nothing else. I guess you guys know this already. I do research on the internet, it is not valid since apparently "satan" writes all the articles on there according to her. The bible is the only truth.....Is it? I think not however it is for her along with the WT publications.
Anyway I perhaps took the wrong approach trying to make her see the WT is filling her with more spoilt fruit that "spiritual food" however I am tired and very frustrated with her new found thinking. What can I do to change this situation? She was a good woman before the JWs got their hands on her. Why they want to make her a better wife is beyond me. I was happy with her beofre all this . now I am loosing the essential love. It's a horrible situation. I'd like her back but is this possible or am I looking at a long wait before she comes to her senses? Perhaps now she is damaged beyond repair?
How did you guys and girls come to finally "see the light" / realise the truth as it were?