Happy at Last, You are in the middle of a dilemna, I suspect, because you have a good heart, and don't want to see more people hurt. And since your wife's
friend is a JW in good standing, then it stands to reason, that her elders should be there for her for what ever guidance or help she needs. Will she get said help?
Would there be repercussions for you and your family, if you told an elder...he has a little lost sheep...that needs some help? Yikes. I am glad I am not in your
shoes. You say the elder body already knows the situation and are doing nothing, as far as you are aware. Obviously, that is how they want to play this particular
ballgame...sitting it out. Lack of love by my elders, when I needed them the most, is probably what drove me to open my eyes and ears for the first time and do something forbidden...read Ray's, C of C's. Lack of love, has driven lots
of "faithful" JW's out. Maybe that is the very catalist, these JW's need. I never planned on leaving. It really was just circumstances, beyond my control. You see
their life as structured around their witness life. Who knows. Maybe they really would like to have a life out of the Borg. This seems like this is their first opportunity,
knocking on their door. There is still time to walk away but still be kind enough, to stay around, and pick up the pieces. Only you now the situation...and how serious it is.
Just my 2 cents worth...Just Lois