William: She told one elder that told her to go back, "you didn't have to live with him".
Good for your sister...not only did she not have to live with an abuser, she didn't have to die with one either.
The WTS treats domestic abuse in the same way that they treat child abuse. As if it is a sin rather than a crime.
Domestic abuse is a criminal matter, not a spiritual matter.
SophiaRose: Oh, these women that, for whatever reason, cannot live without a man...
It is a high price to pay!
The word "cannot' is crucial in your statement. The "cannot" is rarely the fault of the woman - it is the fault of society at large. If women could leave relationships and have the opportunity to earn enough to support herself and children, then fewer women would stay in abusive situations.
Unfortunately, there is rarely a choice given for a woman to survive on her own. And, JW women are ill-equipped, for the most part, to enter into the work force and be independent.
"These women" who "cannot survive on their own" have been forced to accept the role that the WTS has given them, they do not have the skills to survive on their own and have been restricted from seeking help elsewhere. The JW religion cuts their hamstrings. They can't run. They don't know how.