To those who are suspicious of unmarried or soon to be married non witness women who are expressing concerns about their boyfriends or husband to be when they reveal a need to return to the JW world. Don't discourage them from asking for advice and information.
We can read their comments for ourselves and decide to respond or not.
I don't see anything to gain by questioning their credibility unless there are issues. Asking for money or a meet up. Becoming really preachy trying to turn us into their religious lambs.
When an honest question or three is asked, a reasonable brief history is given and especially if they return to the discussion to answer questions and/or correct mistakes. Which we often do make on this forum when we misunderstand a persons point of view. Or fail to read their opening point of view.
What has been questioned is why are there now these 'groups' of women coming on this forum?
As far as 'groups' of the same type of people goes........ in my 9 years of being on this forum...........we have had many clusters of people who arrive here looking for help especially when it relates to the JW world .
People who are fighting depression, people trying to deal with being shunned or feeling like they are going to be DF.
People who wonder if they should DA themselves or fade.
We have dealt with people trying to get past physical and mental health issues.
People who are waking up and don't understand what is happening to them emotionally.
People who can no longer pretend not to be gay.
How many times have we heard from people who feel they are living a lie as a JW?
They come in clusters drawn to a strong post that represents their particular interest. Or they start their own subject because they need the help and experience.
And now marrying age women who started off with a non believer or someone who disguised the fact that they were indeed a closet JW but didn't reveal that bit of information.
What it sounds like to me, considering the ladies that we have been hearing from, is that these same issues are happening in volume because male born-ins are leaving or have left the JW life and at some point after meeting the love of their life decided they should return.
Born-ins have a different view of being a JW......... for many it's going to be about sowing their wild oats, for others it's about having a difficult time developing a social life, maybe a good job and they begin to miss the JW support, the friends, even the meetings etc.
The changes we have seen in the JW world is now impacting non JW women.
I think this is an honest approach for them to come here and other sites to learn what kind of changes could happen.