Does anybody have any quotes from Watchtower literature or video that shows what their stance is on associating with family who have left the Witnesses? Or even what the unofficial stance is?
Not disfellowshipped or officially disassociated, just "inactive" for say 15-20 years, but also openly living a "worldly" life birthdays, holidays, including attending another church? Do any of those things even factor in onto the extent of the shunning?
My mother claims that the Witnesses now see people that left the witnesses as "lost sheep" and they don't encourage shunning. My sister's behavior says otherwise. Trying to reconcile the this conflict in apparent "truth".
Thanks for your help!