I don't have a question, but I'm new here and I thought I would talk about my past a little bit, to hopefully make some new friends.
I was raised as a JW, well sort of my mom was married to a jw for awhile, then she married my dad and went to the meetings off and on. When I was growing up I was made to go to them. I hated it. even after I didn't have to go to meetings anymore, I still wasn't allowed to participate in any holidays or birthdays. It wasn't the meetings that I hated, but the kids there. They treated me just fine there, but outside of the hall was another story. They also did things they weren't supposed to do, like date, drink, and smoke. I couldn't understand how such hypercrites could treat me so badly. My mom is now going to meetings again on a regular basis. My dad doesn't go very often. She tries to get me to go, but I won't. I don't see the point. You don't have to go to church to believe in god. I've been with a guy for almost 5 years and we've been living together the whole time. He is not a JW and does not agree with a lot of their practices. My family who does attend meetings look at me as if I'm this bad person because I'm living with someone.