Our son, who was raised as JW, had a regular bs with us, went to service and all meetings, etc. He did not get baptized and now, as he looks back, really hates the organization. It has caused him to have a PTSD mentality, not so that he would hurt anyone but he relives the terror he felt looking at the Armageddon pictures as a boy and having it drilled at every meeting about satan, Armageddon, people dying, being different and standing outside in the hall at school, being introverted (drilled that worldly people evil) and not a large person.... he was a happy child, loving and kind - he still maintains that today but the old training still rumbles around in the brain. Years later, it all seats back to that time. its like a Hitler youth thing.- get them young.
IT has taken him years and a lot of research into all belief systems to finally recognize the terrible toll it took on him and the family. None of the children in three families -stayed with the organization. Looks like the kids were smarter than the adults in this case. The men in family stepped down as elders and still visit halls occasionally.
The unfortunate thing is that when our son was not involved with the "world" and they were elders, as was several "close" friends,supposed to help - they did not and today, years later there is still no contact, which breaks his heart. He is on disability - verified by three doctors due to high stress issues and I really doubt any of this will change.
The organization really does a good job of breaking a persons intellect and willpower.