I was dfed for being involved with a pretend JW, who was a con artist. I was told I was not repentant and 3 years of doing all the things expected, attending meetings, reading, praying, studying, witnessing to others...time after time I was told I was still not repentant.Thus if Jehovah God speaks thru the elders, 3 men are on your committee to judge you, and 3 times I was told no, then I finally accepted that God did not want me.Not an ex-Jehovah Witness myself, however I do read their literature and have many of their books reaching all the way back to the 1950's. They do put their own slant on the information and sometimes take things out of context and change mainstream Biblical interpretation to substantiate their points of view.While I would never become a Jehovah's Witness; mainly because I'm happy with the church I do belong to, and also because I do not hold with many of their beliefs and ways.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. The JW mindset does affect his relationships in that if one does not agree with the JW interpretations, he will be offended.Hey all, just curious how many ex Jehovah's Witnesses on here, and seeing as I have your attention, how do you feel that past "way of life" has affected how you are in a relationship, what you look for in a partner, traditions, etc.. These kinds of religions don't usually look kindly on different points of view; so I imagine all ex-JWs would need to examine that about themselves and see that it is okay to have a personal interpretation and relationship with God.I know this because in my far past, while I was in college, I sold encyclopedias, cookware, and a number of other things door-to-door to pay for tuition and books.Plus later I also went door-to-door presenting my church's beliefs.
The reason being, if they actually READ the founding fathers, they'd find in the same works they're quoted from in JW literature, the founding fathers are explaining and proving theological truths that are entirely contrary to what the "quote" is supposedly saying.
After joining, you become treated somewhat more as a number, or as a unit for reeling in more converts.
The intentions of Jehovah's Witnesses on the most part are good.
They decided to start requiring that people not question any of their teachings, and not to even research other beliefs and stuff because looking at materials that aren't JW published is made akin to being in league with the devil and puts your salvation in jeopardy.
So it's tough speaking to a JW because they aren't allowed to consider anything you say, for fear of being booted and thinking they will lose favour with God. If you ever have a JW come to your door, ask that they read the founding fathers (of the early Christian Church).
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