For these reasons, I believe JW parents ought to come up against having their children removed from them on the grounds that they are mentally incompetent. Psychological abuse ought to be legally recognized for what it is. The parents ought to be mandated to attend some classtime before they can get their kids back.
In the meantime....
What do you think that we can all say to these kids that will eventually help them over the hurdles they're going to confront one day?
I'm facing such a problem right now.
"I think that's kind of a silly idea. The Bible tells me that God loves people." Not to try to put the burden on them NOW, at these tender ages. But to say something that you hope will 'stick' in a good way when they're trying to work it all out one day.
What would have helped you? Any idea?
What had an impact on me (EVENTUALLY.....) was seeing the JOY and devotion and love with which relatives honored Christmas and other holidays. I only wish they'd made a point of telling me that if I ever wanted to be included, I would be welcome there.