Things could be so much different in the cong if they would only allow women to be elders too... but of course that will never happen!
Withdrawing community support in the congs
As the only single mother in the cong.. I'm still waiting for some one to show interest with 'the fatherless boy'....
Instead those children belonging to pioneer/spiritually strong families seem to get all the attention.... Taken on trips..playing football...
Why am I bothering!
Nrs83 - dont bother! Get out and save your kid before to much damage is done!!
Nrs83 - agree with ttdtt here, the last thing your child needs is for some JW to show interest in them out of pity. Protect him from them.
Yup, trust me, lady...
...you and your kid can do without that kind of "interest".
For a whole bunch of reasons.
Zero support in my former congregation. My husband was DFd (not long after not receiving a shepherding call he asked for). He asked the elders to look out for me and our son spiritually; suggested that maybe their wives could invite me to go in service. It never happened. I ended up leaving my husband, so... single mom. Not one time did the elders (or anyone else) reach out to ask if I needed help, invite us over, etc. Only time I heard from the elders in that last 5 years was when one of them texted me to scold me for commenting on a DFd person's FB post 30 minutes prior.