Mom, step-father and brother all baptized years before me--Baptized and married young--regular pioneered and endured physically abusive marriage with JW husband for almost 7 years--offered to disassociate myself after filing for divorce but was disfellowshipped instead--uncertain as to the reason, but I told them that I wanted no part of an organization that insisted I either stay with a mentally ill man who was threatening to kill me or remain single until I could prove he had sexual relations with someone else. Been out more than 20 years and VERY HAPPY NOW: married to a wonderful man, have a fullfilling job and a wide circle of friends from every walk of life.