Hi CS79, you are on the right track. Welcome to your new life! If your immediate family are no longer JWs, that's a huge advantage already. I get that you don't want to lose uncles or cousins, but only time will tell how strong that bond is. YOU need to think of yourself first.
And speaking of thinking, please don't trash yourself (in a totally JW cult way) by describing your current or future life as immoral. You said "I'm not leading an immoral life at this point." Wait - it's your life, don't judge what you do by the bOrg's standards. That will really mess with your head. If you work at deleting the damaging cult programming, you will be so much better off!
Some good advice you already got on this site:
john.prestor I get it, he's your uncle and you want to trust the guy. And I'm not saying you shouldn't trust him. But if he's an elder and the elders want to meet up he's acting on their behalf unless you know otherwise. I wouldn't do it, but I get why you might.
Be careful, and don't be manipulated into explaining anything. You don't owe anyone an explanation about why you believe what you believe.
Giordano Did you see the movie The Godfather or any gangster movie where one side wanted to put out a hit on someone? When they could........... they recruited that victim's close friend or a cooperating family member to set them up. I know this is a bit of a stretch but it's a good way to remember to be on your guard if a 'friend' wants to meet with you.
I actually think Giordano's on to something. Be careful, and don't meet with anyone if you don't want to.
Stan livedeath "my family (both sides) are well known in our circuit and very dedicated to the truth. "
nope--it aint the truth. its merely a high control scam masquerading as a religion.
if any one man elder wants to visit--and starts asking nosey questions--just say you had a very bad experience as a child with an elder--but you cant do anything about it because of the " 2 witness " rule........you wont see him again--for dust.
I think Stan's on to something too... this would definitely put an elder off balance, these days.
Big picture message is that it's your life, go live it the way you want! You don't owe any more precious time to anyone in the bOrg.