My ex is a devout JW and is very very sly in what he says to our 9 year old. She went to the assembly with him this weekend and he made her stand over by the baptism and said, "That WILL be you someday won't it sweetheart." Or if she says, "But Dad, all religions worship the same God, JW's are no different." He says, "Of course we all worship the same God." He purposefully waters down what he believes to confuse her. They got her to read the new children book released. She said it has a horrible picture of Armageddon that made her stomach sick, but he said, "BUT look at the next page." Which of course shows paradise. So he teaches he to focus on the fantasy and not the reality.
She has such a spiritual need. I am sick with worry that someday I may lose her to that religion, so I have no choice. While she is still with me, I must study with her. I will do it nightly. We will keep a notebook and I will study with her like I use to but this time it will be the truth. I am going to do different topics. The first thing we are going to do is rip apart the JW's doctrines/beliefs/practices. Get her thinking for herself by showing her what the bible says and what the JW's say and does it match? Are they really applying the bible? Then after I pull apart all major wrongdoings of JW's I am going to teach her about what other religions believe so that she does not have the narrow mind that JW want her to have. During every study though, we will end on a positive note about what the bible/Jesus really taught. I am going to put the bible in it's place and the JW's. It/They are not going to rule my life anymore. I have to unteach and reteach my child.
I am going to have to hope that knowledge will be power and that armed with everything I will teach her, she will not be easily lead or live in fear or live with the need to please.
If you have any suggestions on JW's and their biblical contradictions that are child simple and friendly, please post here.
Who knows, maybe I will make parents a study guide to use for their children.
"My book of bible truths" "Questions young people should ask about JW's"