Hello! Ex pioneer who served where the need was great (er) left with my pioneer partner in the mid 1960's.
We moved and did a fade. Took us about three years to work it all out. No DF back then at least not like now.
People here who have been seriously hurt aren't as patient with a slow fade............ but to each their own.
So a couple of thoughts to share with your obviously intelligent wife.
What are you going to do with the extra 30 plus hours a week you are going to gain? Start talking about the possibilities, education, volunteer work, travel, hobbies etc.
One reason you will find it impossible to change the religion from within is that a JW has to develop a preference for 'rational ignorance' a rational decision to not investigate or research anything that can not be applied to the JW's ever changing beliefs and doctrines.
And finally from Eric Hoffer's 1950 book The True Believer: “It is startling to
realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.”
Good luck (sorry) Good karma on your fade....... like JW's everywhere we are curious and nosy about the way things will progress for you guys....unlike JW's everywhere we are supportive and will not second guess the personal decisions you make on your journey.
Giordano (American born Ancestor of Giordano Bruno).