I was 13 and felt an overwhelming feeling to serve god and thought the end was SOOOOO CLOSE. Plus I was making my mom and close friends really proud. I wasn’t pressured into it. I thought it was my “obligation” to Jehoober.
My wife, “Dazeds Better Half” – told me recently that she got baptized because she thought she had to in order to date me as she related on the first page of this topic. I was raised by and OOBER JW and became a fanatical oober JW.
I even considered going to Bethel with her to live out the last few years of “this old system of things” TM . This was before we had kids and way before I woke up.