I recently watched season one of The Path........ a dramatic T.V. show that explores a cult that seems to me to be closer to Scientology then the JW construct.
However........ I was struck by actress Michelle Monaghan's interview about the motivation of the person she portrays. I think she really gets to the issues we have all faced trying to convince a loved one about our doubts.
"This is someone who was raised within the movement; it’s the only thing that she’s ever known, and I think the idea even for her to consider that it’s based on lies or it’s not real is just unfathomable. She’s a wife, she’s a mother, but above all of that, she’s a devout follower, so it supersedes her family as well. And you see that as you go through the season, you realize this is a woman who’s willing to lose everything in the name of her faith. She’s empowered by her convictions. To have any doubt at all, her world would implode. It’s self-preservation for her, I think, to just keep moving forward and to not look back."
One of the things we do on this site is to offer help, share our experience's and caution newly 'awake' JW's to take it slow especially with one's family. The above description is a reminder that a loved one will often hold onto their faith even to the point of having it supersede the most important relationships in their lives.