So I read some threads about why someone remains a ministerial servant or elder, or why they are still active JW's. Others are telling stories about how they cut back slowly, and some of them got removed as MS/Elder/Pioneer or whatever. Yet others tell of how they just up and stopped going one day. And of course there are those that got kicked out to learn the truth about "the truth" (TTATT), or got kicked out because they learned TTATT.
Various reasons are given concerrning family and shunning. Those certainly are important things to consider. I just wanted to allow for a discussion on different thoughts on how you feel or what did or did not work.
As for me, I was an elder in a foreign language congregation, learning the language. I did a very fast fade, resigning from the elder body over doubts and cutting back in about 8 to 9 months and then I was totally faded. After a couple months went by from resigning as an elder, I turned in a field service report of "Zero" so they knew I didn't just forget to turn it in.
I faded like this mainly for my JW mother's sake. I will grant that not everyone can get away with it like I did. But others have suggested just quitting without any fading. Yet others suggested staying around to help my wife to get out. I am glad I didn't try to do that because my wife hasn't budged on any efforts I have made to open her eyes to TTATT.
And while just quitting was a great idea, I might have caused an obligatory response from the elders.