Hello to all, so I did want to talk about this topic because I think it is very important to me. I have a grandfather who faded several decades ago. He occasionally attends an assembly and the Memorial but no longer attends meetings or goes on field service. He's told me that his reason for fading was because the Society was trying to convince him that the brothers and sisters, the organization was his family, instead of his own worldly blood family. Obviously there are several pros and cons when it comes to disassociation and fading. I'm aware that fading seems like the best route, especially because I personally wish to not lose contact with my family and friends that are still in. However I do know that if you're caught breaking the rules, then it's possible to get disfellowshipped. And then there's disassociation, where you lose your friends and family only because you wish to no longer be associated with the organization. What have been your past experiences with this and what have you done? Fade? Disassociate? I'm not asking what I should do, just asking for what people have done and what works. Thank you very much.