I visited some relatives in my extended family and found exactly
the same situation as elsewhere in Witness congregations.
The next generation of Witnesses isn't there.
A friend of mine, who still goes to some meetings, made the
same observation independently. Almost every kid, 'raised in
the truth' in his extended family is df'd, or faded away.
Leading a double life is now the rule, and theocratic purity
Witness families are encountering ruin - with pregnancy out of
wedlock, drug use, - and mental illness. Try disciplining a
kid 'raised in the truth' who eats up Prozac/Ambien/Paxil
and threatens suicide. Circuit Overseers are seeing Witness
divorce as an opportunity to make new disciples thru bringing
in the new husband/wife after the df'ing has been taken care of.
The Watchtower is finished with this generation.
The Governing Body is effectively 'gelded'. They can't stop
the internet - whose free porn is ten times more damaging
to their cult, than any 'apostate' site.
All the lawsuits and bad press are just icing on the cake.
And nobody bothers to challenge the phrase "downsizing",
as applied to the organization. Heck, they're being let down