When I was a still a teenage JW ( sounds like a bad B movie drive in flick ) I had a "worldly" boyfriend. For me he was my "out". I didn't want anything to do with the JW's but knew I wasn't strong enough to just walk away. He became the focus of my family's hatred and the reason they believed I left (nothing could have been farther from the truth) This helped me to avoid explantions of why I didn't believe. Not fair to him in retrospect but it took a lot of pressure off of me at the time.
So for all of you that had '"wordly" s/o's was this the same reason for you as well? Or was there another reason? I remember there was a flurry of special talks at our hall over this subject. Our beautiful young sisters being led astray by evil men wanting to introduce us to a life of depravity, trying to turn us away from Jehovah etc etc. I would smirk inside because it was all backwards, he had nothing to do with my decision to leave it was all settled in my head before he ever came along!