The new direction in the new elders book is very clear. Absolutely no JD if there is a suspicion of suicidal thoughts.
this is obviously due to the high number of suicidal attempts after the announcement that someone is no longer a JW and the shunning that accompanied it.
So what will happen now going forward if situations arise where there would formerly have been a JD and they say there is suicidal thoughts?
I can’t see it working, but elders stick rigidly to what it says in the book. Even if it makes no sense whatsoever.
So someone could be living immoral lifestyle continues sex outside of marriage. Or they could be smoking or drugs use, or they could indeed be guilty of apostasy according to the Borg but they would not be allowed to have a JC because doing so may make them feel suicidal.
will there be new direction about these situations?