Family contact in terminal illness cases.
You are so pleased to be with your family again that you would do anything for them.
Not my family.
OR start a rumor about an elderly brother with no family but a big fat bank account. Suddenly taking care of him is a priority. They'll arrange shifts to keep him company around the clock.
I like that one , iown Mylife , so very true.
Similar story here. My father become ill with terminal cancer. My mother was an RN and worked full-time. She asked for some help. She was told that "Jehovah provides", and that she should try being more regular in the field ministry, pray more, and attend all the meetings. All this, while tending to my terminally ill father at home. Chemo, radiation, Dr's appts, etc. No offers of help, ZERO. Meanwhile, at a meeting my mother happened to make during this time period, an announcement was made from the platform, that meals would be appreciated for the wife of the PO, who had to have triple by-pass surgery. A woman who never worked a day in her life, and had all the time in the world to make her own meals throughout the day while her husband was in the hospital. Yep! That's the JW's "Christian Love" for you. Freakin' hypocrites! No mention of helping our family, EVER. This entire experience (of JW love, during my father's illness) completely woke my JW mother of 20 years up. She stopped meeting attendance after his funeral, started asking me about what I was learning on the internet, and actually ordered Ray Franz's books to read for herself, before giving them to me!
JW's: Shooting themselves in the foot for over 130 years!
Thank you for those comments and as you say there are many in the same situation. I cant understand why these people make so many excuses for JW behaviour (apart from the brainwashing that is). I know someone who's mother is ill and a JW. Her daughter is a SPIRIT MEDIUM and takes her to hospital, does her mums housework and visits often. The JWs are aware of this but will turn a blind eye to her associating with her daughter rather than help this woman out herself.
Mind you, if I was my mum's only daughter she would have to accept help from me, but because I have two JW brothers and an inactive sister (who lives with her boyfriend and shouldn't be classed as a JW but they turn a blind eye to it.) She looks after my mum) and has social nights out with JWs too because she has not been disfellowshipped. so corrupt! :-( x