14 months after printing the "Steve and Selma" article, guess what the Society's latest Awake is about...

by cedars 94 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • frankiespeakin

    I think the shunning mention in the article was a freudian slip from the unconscios found sprinkled in much of what they write pointing to hypocritical shadow projections.

  • wasblind

    . I realized with shock that the abuse had been slowly escalating over the months and I had come very, very close to accepting it as normal.____Jnat

    The best gift my mom was able to give us, was the peaceful environment

    once we were out on our own. If she had stayed, I would have followed

    in her steps thinkin' that was " Normal "



    Look for future terms such as " brazen physical abuse " or " extreme child abuse ". Remember this is the same Organization that would harass a woman for leaving their husband because he hit her in between porn watchting sessions, but never had an affair, and then turn around and support her for leaving her husband, who never hit her, never watchted porn, provided for her, loved the children, just because he learned TTATT.

    ABSOLUTE SPIRITUAL ENDANGERMENT. A false teaching/myth propogated by the Governing Body against the clear teachings of the Bible that no such thing exists. While not embracing the spirit of the law and enacting policies that help abusers, and hurt the victims, they show their hypocrisy. The GB and Elders will fully support your spouse for leaving you if you do not believe every current " idea " of the Governing Body. They will encourage you to work it out if you are being physically or emotionally abused, even reminding you that you may damage your relationship with Jehovah if you leave your mate under these circumstances. If a spiritual danger exists, then baby, you get out and divorce. You will have the support of the congregation as the victim. All this despite the fact that according to the Bible, there is no such thing as a spiritual breaking point.

    Quite the convenient teaching, isn't it? It allows a marriage to end in a way that the R&F can accept. It shows how fleshy and backwards the thinking truly is of the most spiritually insightful men of all time. The most humble, most spiritual collective in all of human history believes in absolute spiritual endangerment, which does not exist. They don't seem to mind telling someone to stay in an abusive relationship that poses a very real physical danger, under the guise of spirituality. Am I being too critical here?

  • Splash

    Ah, I can now update my list of flip-flops:


    w63 9/15 p. 571 When Marriage Ties Are at the Breaking Point - The Abused

    The Christian may find that there are things she can do to avoid outbursts of anger on the part of her mate, thus making the situation endurable.

    w10 6/15 p. 30 Coping With a Spouse’s Betrayal - The Abuser

    If a marriage mate establishes a record of abusive speech or actions, it is the guilty party who must answer to Jehovah. Jehovah condemns violence and abusive speech, so there is never any legitimate reason for treating a mate with such a gross lack of love and respect

    w12 2/15 p. 29 par. 12 Happiness Is Possible in a Divided Household - The Abused

    The night before, Steve had hit me as I had tried to prove a point, and I was feeling sad and sorry for myself... Realizing that I needed to adjust my thinking, I prayed to Jehovah to help me be more loving toward Steve

    Awake! 4/13 p. 9 - The Abuser

    They erroneously believe that they [the abused] are to blame.


  • cedars

    Wow Splash, that's a crazy list.


  • Splash

    I've got 26 pages of these flip flops.

    I'm going to cellotape them to the undersides of all the k.hall chairs and put the word out, on the day I leave.

    Think I'll do it when there's an elders school on so there are none there to badger the flock to hand them in.


  • blondie

    Of course the WTS does say that they view non-jw "abusive" husbands differently than jw "abusive" husbands. The elders in the congregation try to help the jw husband "spiritually" and the jw wife is extremely discouraged from seeking help from law enforcement. It's handled much like child abuse in the congregation.

  • fresh prince of ohio
    fresh prince of ohio

    These "An end to <insert problem>" Afake! stories got to where they made my head hurt and I felt utterly ridiculous offering such sugar-coated nonsense to Householders™, knowing that the promised end to the problem-of-the-week according to JW beliefs means a massive apocalypse where bilions of people meet a violent death, coming very soon to a planet near you. Yeah they drop that one on you later.

    The absurdity of it still makes my head spin. Not to even mention all the coded, between-the-lines counsel such articles contain for current dubs. ugh.

  • wasblind

    Of course the WTS does say that they view non-jw "abusive" husbands differently than jw "abusive" husbands.____Blondie

    Thank you for bringin' that to my attention Blondie

    They also could be thinkin' along the lines that a JW who abuses have a greater chance

    at rehabilitation because they are more likely to open the Bible

    The thing is when it came to religion , my father was exactly like the abusive witness husband

    a pure hypocrit



    More WatchTarded Information..

    To help WBT$ JW Elders counsel You..

    Let`s listen in:

    Is your Husband beating the Crap out of you?..

    Well STFU you probably Deserve It!..

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