As I have a court case being prepared with regards to my soon-to-be-ex-husband...I have been considering several options concerning who could be my'witnesses' to the horrific lifestyle that he subjected us to.
One thing for certain is that an elder from my old congregation was very much aware of the despicable acts that my then husband bestowed upon myself and my children. He would come around on a weekly basis, get the low down on recent events and endeavour to counsel my husband.
That seems to be a long time ago.......but after a solicitors appointment yesterday afternoon, it appears that I may need to recall witnesses from that particular period in our lives to verify my side of the story!
I started thinking, and although there weren't many that knew of our situation (because we were told not to broadcast it), I knew that certainly, said elder would remember very well.
After some consideration, I rang him, left a message and eventually he contacted me. I told him my purpose for ringing and half expected him to back down and give me some excuse like "bringing reproach upon jehovahs name/organisation" etc.
Well, knock me down with a feather! he started to ponder and after a couple of jogs to his memory as to what had gone on before, he agreed to put pen to paper and get something in writing for me to present to the court!
How about that? He will contact me shortly to do so!
I have been totally shocked by his reaction. Has there been some 'new light' shed on domestic violence? Or is my old cong deparate to get people back? I'm confused?!?!?!?!?!