Awake! No. 2 2018 on marriage

by john.prestor 11 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • john.prestor

    So I'm sitting here at the laundromat waiting for the bus, there's a Kingdom Hall across the street and somebody must come in here regularly cause I found about five different magazines hanging out on a counter by the door and three different business cards pinned to a bulletin board. I picked up an Awake! for the hell of it, I could use a good laugh, and I ran across this right away in the article '12 secrets of successful families', yeah, you can probably tell where this is going:

    For couples: Commitment

    If you are committed to your marriage, you allow yourself to be wrong. You are quick to forgive and quick to apologize. You view problems as obstacles, not deal breakers. -Micah

    What do you mean allow yourself to be wronged, you mean let your husband smack you around if you're Selma, or stay with him even if you fear for your life and safety like it said in a recent Watchtower? And why would you apologize if someone wrongs you, those two don't make any sense, if you did nothing wrong you shouldn't apologize. What horrendous advice for women coming from another one of their anonymous source, Micah, let's call her Andrea that's how legit she is.

    The advice might as well amount to Lay down and take it. Fuck these people.

  • Biahi

    Write and CULT all over the trash and leave it there

  • TD

    What do you mean allow yourself to be wronged,

    Hopefully it's talking about minor 'wrongs' and not blowing them out of proportion.

    --As in he has a tendency to be forgetful and she has a tendency to nag.

  • WTWizard

    Allowing one to be wronged only encourages them to do it more. It is one thing when it is a mistake. Children that do something impetuously (which they do all the time), have second thoughts, and lie to save face is one example--forgiving the incident is the quickest way to settle. But, when someone does something on purpose with the intent of ruining your life, you should not under any circumstances forgive. Doing that will only encourage them to keep doing things to ruin others' lives.

  • ThomasCovenant

    Reading what you quoted I think it was

    'allow yourself to be WRONG'

    not 'allow yourself to be wrongED'.

    There is a big difference to be fair.

  • john.prestor

    It's allow yourself to be wronged, I miswrote that.

  • Tenacious

    I would have grabbed all of those magazines and the business cards and taken them home. Then I would lay them aside and have a big dinner. Once I felt that dinner going down and out just guess what I would have used to wipe myself?

  • steve2

    deleted - I see you've corrected it john.

  • john.prestor
    I trashed them, those things are... sneaky.
  • LongHairGal


    While this article is about marriage, the mentality of allowing yourself to be wronged was the attitude I picked up loud and clear in the Jehovah’s Witness religion.

    They want everybody (especially women) to submit to being victimized in some way and the person is not to fight back or assert themselves. This was yet ANOTHER reason I walked away from this religion!

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