Let me explain it another way, if there was an area or subject with which you had an enormous amount of experience, let's just say these abuse types of situations you've been through, I doubt if you would not be able to see the warning signs in an abusive personality far sooner than the average person.
Unless your picture is ancient - which I don't think it is, I remain doubtful that you would have an "enormous amount of experience" in the area of identifying and combatting mind control. No doubt, being a JW gives experience, but that usually takes years, if not decades, - and usually an adult perspective to look in hindsight as to the impact upon your and your family's life.
Nevertheless, good point, well taken. I didn't mean to jump your case - that much. You do make good points, and are interesting - perhaps different personalities, gender, age, and nationalities are coming into play on this forum?
I think that's how we coined Simon's response to a person once. He said we were "quite civil." But that was a while ago, perhaps a return to being civil, by all of us, would be a good thing?
I enjoy visiting with you, thanks for responding.
Dubby, According to the Society - elders are not supposed to inform their wives" on private congregational matters." I would think this would pertain to cong. money matters. You're not suggesting that elders don't follow this teaching, are you?
Edited by - waiting on 13 July 2000 13:7:56