I really don't understand how anyone can think "just don't talk about religion" "just ignore it" when it comes to a couple's lives together.
My JW girlfriend kept saying it was not a big deal. I go to my church and you go to yours. "I have several close friends married to Christians" - I think that was a big, early, turning point for me. I know the JW claim to be Christians, for the sake of comfort, but she made a clear differentiation between JW and Christians.
I read. I asked. She kept saying she would work it out she would work it out she would work it out. The fact is that there is no way she and I could ever really be together that wouldn't cause the WATCHTOWER from disfellowshiping her and cutting her off from her family.
I think that there is a very high percentage of WATCHTOWER people that are just trapped. They don't want to be there. They don't believe their bullshit version of a fake bible. But they are terrorized. If they leave the WATCHTOWER will cut them off from all family and friends by terrorizing them.
I wish all that want out - could just leave. Do what they want. Not have their family terrorized to shun them. That is a very very cowardly form of forcing membership.
The WATCHTOWER set up a forced arranged marriage. Neighborhood guy - member of the KH. "Dated" for exactly 3 months - "engaged" for exactly 3 months - "elder" in a KH - routinely beat the crap out her and treated her like property like he was taught. Thankfully she got out of the marriage. Now they will never let her have a family of her own because she wasn't obedient and didn't like getting hit, by an "elder".