Just found out my friend's son is dating a witness.

by TweetieBird 9 Replies latest jw friends

  • TweetieBird

    He actually is going to become a witness for this girl. Her mom is disfellowshipped, trying to get reinstated. I found out from a non-witness friend of mine that my friend's son has already bought a ring for this girl and is planning on becoming a witness for her. He passed up Thanksgiving dinner with his family for her.

    He's a perfect candidate - out there spiritually. Two years ago he had some kind of weird acid trip and walked out to the pool (where I work) naked and said he was a child of God. I've had discussions with him before and he's definitely a good candidate for being a witness. I can see him totally accepting it hook, line and sinker. Sweet guy but definitely done too many drugs in a past lifetime.

  • ShirleyW

    So basically, what you know about him, sounds like it won't last toooooo long, the marriage and DEFINITELY his being a witness. We've all seen that scenatio play out before.

  • ABibleStudent

    Hi TweetieBird, I would recommend sending your friend the following link: Strategic Interactive Approach explained 2003 (1:23:23). I doubt that your friend's son would listen to anyone saying don't marry a JW, but your friend may appreciate to know more about dangerous cults and how to improve communication with their son.

    Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,


  • steve2

    Some people are "tailor-made" for simpleton religious organizations. Their catch-cry will forever be, "I was close to death, and "the truth" saved me." Let's face it: If your life has become so hopelessly screwed up, the JW organization can make you feel worthwhile. Of course, beyond the rush of the baptism, msny who hsve spoken this way, simply don't last the distance.

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  • garyneal

    Of course, beyond the rush of the baptism, msny who hsve spoken this way, simply don't last the distance.

    I can attest to this. I've seen members of my own family as well as other people that I know lead a life of drugs, drinking, and getting into trouble find God and "turn their life around" only for it to last less than a year at best.

  • wallsofjericho

    well maybe being a JW will clean him up. In a case like this perhaps being a JW is the lesser of two evils

  • Gayle

    The "love-bombing" may help him temporarily, but one slip-up and they will turn on him and they will be inadequate to help him. They don't have programs to help ones like this.

  • TweetieBird

    He is really out there spiritually, not sure how he will do as a witness. The last time I had a conversation with him, he was Gnostic and had some really weird ideas.

  • Mum

    I hope they don't have children.

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