I have had several fights with my mother over the past few months. She had been, to my guess inadvertantly, hanging shunning me or not over my head. However recently I believe she has made her choice to associate with me. Who knows when there will be another "quake" though as we've been here before.
My arguments with her have been tiresome and have made me think of an analogy on how she took my arguments. She refused to confirm, say, a fact about Russell's link with pyramidology and other negative Watchtower facts. Since the facts are forced to be unconfirmed I cannot rightly use them as evidence of anything.
Imagine someone who prefers CNN, a liberal American news station, arguing with some who prefers Fox News, a conservative American news station. Also imagine if one of the people refused to watch an episode of a show of the opposing network that allegedly prooved them wrong. Then in debate with the other party that person disallows any facts to be used in the debate that are used on shows from the opposing network.
I don't usually argue with my JW mom and I actually actively avoid it when I can.