I am not nor have I ever been a J.W. Have some family members who are wrapped up in the cult. Their dogged attempt to win over family members has caused many problems. Had to use tough love to dissuade them which caused hurt and bitter feelings. I think the organization is WICKED for severing family ties and because of the way it utterly controls and holds its members hostage forbidding them from questioning anything or else they risk losing everything. I'm grateful for this board where I have learned so much. Thank you to Simon and to all who post here.