To brothers and sisters passing by, A note to think about:
Your Elders and Ministerial Servants are just men, not prophets, not appointed by Holy Spirit, they are human beings like you.
You attribute or impute some quality to us that does not exist, we are not any close to God than you are. The training we received did not prepare us for the kinds of situations we were thrown into. I never claimed to be a marriage counselor, a sex therapist or "Suicide Hot-line Specialist", and I can bet you, most of the other brothers never saw themselves as anything more than human. Some will say "He must be of the annointed, he is to nice to be of the Great Crowd?", really, I thought Jesus was the King who judged our hearts and position in his Kingdom.
I have sat with men who really needed someone to talk to, three hours of listening to a monologue, how the Congregation will change once "I am made a Elder", the only thing that changed was your ego, it grew really big! Here is another simpleton statement "I can't wait to be on judical comittees and hear all the dirt the friends have soiled themselves with" His attitude changed after his first year of receiving 3am Adultry and Fornication confessions, he was only a man and you can only handle knowing so much about the brothers and sisters sexual problems!
Just pause and remember, your brothers are human like yourself, they are not any closer to Jehovah than you are, He promises He will listen to your prayer. Don't act like the COs or DOs are holy, they are company men from the Watchtower Society, their job is to make sure your "Ring Leaders" elders are keeping their little circus functional! If a brother claims to have special insights from Jesus, you are commanded by the Bible to test this inspired expression and see if it orignates from God. This applies to Elderettes as well, they are nothing but women, nothing more and nothing less!