The WT teaches that "fatherless boys" need special care and attention in the congregation.
As I have stated several times, I wouldn't take ANY advice from the WT regarding children. They do not care about them, they have no interest in their well being, and they have no professional knowledge (nor care for having it) on child psychology, nor in early childhood education.
They have nothing useful to contribute when it comes to raising children.
How ironic! when my jw first joined up my kids felt they had become fatherless! I also felt like I had become practically a single mother. I knew divorced men with only partial custody that spent more time with their children. Back then they still had the 2 meetings during the week, he was gone every week night but 2. Tues was a meeting night, Wed his bs study, Thurs another meeting, Sat morning fs, Sunday 4 mind numbing hours again. That left Friday night which they also tried to take until I put a quick stop to that one and Monday night was free. By then we were so disgusted by him we didn't care if he was around or not.
Things have since improved but the kids still hold some resentment. Can't imagine what how things will go if grandchildren come. My guess will be that they will never leave kids alone with grandpa or maybe be honest and tell them grandpa is in a cult don't listen to his religious nonsense. Time will tell.
Yes, this is most definitely overstepping their boundaries and shows they are not just a benign religion.
Somebody else might have beat the shit out of this man for raising his hands to somebody else's child! This is where Jehovah's Witnesses have to be stopped: when they overstep their boundaries to this degree. Oh, they overstep in every way, but when it comes to somebody's child they have pushed it too far.
I know you want to "thank" this guy for letting your son see the light and free himself, but this person deserves to be put in his place for this emotional abuse. Witnesses think they can say anything they want and you are just supposed to "take it" especially if you are young. They think people are supposed to be whipping boys or sounding boards. Just what do they see themselves as??
.. There's a few people in the Jehovah's Witness religion I would love to tell off GOOD for similar reasons when I was younger but I'm afraid these arrogant individuals have passed away. Anybody who would dare open their mouth to me like that now would get more than they bargained for.
JW_Rogue informs us, "According to WT, if either of your parents aren't JWs then you are a "fatherless boy."
This was the wording used at 2017 RC, metaphorically you're a "fatherless boy" they said and need extra care. It doesn't make any sense. What they really mean is that you may require more brainwashing than kids with two JW parents.
I know you want to "thank" this guy for letting your son see the light and free himself, but this person deserves to be put in his place for this emotional abuse. Witnesses think they can say anything they want and you are just supposed to "take it" especially if you are young. They think people are supposed to be whipping boys or sounding boards. Just what do they see themselves as?? --LongHairGal
Thanks for your perspective. I'll think it over. I didn't want to return his abusive speech in kind. I don't like allowing another's actions to shape mine, so maybe a carefully worded statement regarding his abuse is, in fact, warranted.
Oh, and calling him out on lying to my face is back on the table!
I wouldn't want any of these "men" to care for my son. He has a great Dad...now no longer a JW. All we witnessed throughout our life in WT was pure abuse. When the Elders started taking pot shots at our son, our days became numbered as a JW. THANK YOU WT ELDERS, YOU DID US A HUGE FAVOR AND I THINK YOUR NUMBERS (and money) ARE TAKING A HIT BECAUSE OF THE ABUSE. You can not go back and change all the abuse you did to impact peoples lives.
LURKERS AND THOSE WHO FEEL ABUSED BY WT...VOTE WITH YOUR FEET AND WALLETS!
This was me. My father was an unbeliever, and I remember making consciense to not be close to him, because he was just going to be killed. I viewed him as something of an enemy.
About a year ago, i apologized to him for this and spkoe about it openly. It felt good to do so.