Has anyone given up love for the organization?

by Victorian sky 25 Replies latest jw friends

  • Victorian sky
    Victorian sky

    Odrade, you went through hell! But I'm so happy for you now. Amazing your parents tried to break up your relationship before your wedding, what did they want you to be? Lonely and bitter like so many single sisters? Glad you took a stand against the maddness. - V Sky

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Back when I was a pioneer, I broke up with Nina because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to devote myself fully to the pioneer work. Fortunately Nina is a rather strong willed woman and she came after me after six weeks and we got back together.

    Never said I was the brightest bulb in the batch you know . . . . .

  • Odrade

    Well, singleness is a gift you know.


  • Valis
    Never said I was the brightest bulb in the batch you know . .

    Just how tempting is that statement?


    District Overbeer

  • Gadget

    It looks like my gf/fiance is going to.

    We've been on and off for the last 6 months since I've been DF'd, because of pressure from the elders to split up. Last week when I talked to her she told me she'd rather I cheated on her than left jehovah/turned apostate.


  • ballistic

    Thats pretty hard, sorry m8.

  • joannadandy


    I was young--I thought I could convert him.

    He was very patient and tried to listen to me. As soon as I started to really push that he needed to study--we grew distant. As soon as I gave him his own publications to read, he started to question some of the stuff, and they were questions I wasn't prepared to answer.

    I don't think JW's are the only reason we broke up--we had other big obstacles to over come. But I often wonder what might have happened between us had I not still had that stupid JW mindset that I couldn't be unevenly yolked with an unbeliever.

    So while I didn't leave him because of the JW faith, I didn't pursue him anymore, and thought it for the best since I really needed a good JW man to keep strong . And that I think was a mistake.

  • La Capra
    La Capra

    Yes, once. And then I started to realize how many people "in the world" were worthy of my love, and whose love would benefit me. The second time I was forced to confront the issue and ordered to abandon a new friend that I absolutely adored, I realized this would be a recurring theme in my life, so instead of giving up love, I gave up the organziation. While that friend is no more in my life, I don't regret the choice, because I have dozens of friends who love me for me, and not because I turn in a regular service report and don't date worldly boys...Shoshana

  • simplesally

    Yes, the first time I was seriously studying and broke up with him. His family had ties to the Borg and explained to him why I was doing it.......DUMB. Then I decided NOT to be in the truth for about a year. I was dating a guy and I broke up with him after 2 weeks of studying again. He wanted to get married and be different religions....... I broke up. DUMB. Made 2 dumber decisions though and married and divorced 2 JW guys. DUMB AND DUMBER.

  • SixofNine

    I swear she not a total dummy though

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