On line dating for jehovah witnesses

A former Jehovah's Witness has offered a rare insight into the religious group, describing it as a cult that "tries to control emotions, thought, information and behavior of a person".

The man, who did not want to be formally identified, shared his experience of growing up as a Jehovah's Witness in Poland in an Ask Me Anything post on Reddit.

What should we expect if I don’t convert and she leaves her religion for me?

This is one of the reasons your girlfriend is being pressured by her Jehovah’s Witness parents to stop dating you and to only date someone who is a Jehovah’s Witness.

The simple fact that she is dating you puts her “spiritually” in a questionable light among her Jehovah’s Witness friends and relatives.

He also described how his family now refused to acknowledge him and his wife after they left the group.

Those who leave the faith are called "apostates" and are "disfellowshipped", a term for formal expulsion and shunning, where members are "prohibited from talking, and even from asying 'hello' to them", according to Ohmyjw.

It is never easy to face differences in religious beliefs in any dating/marriage relationship especially when it involves family backgrounds, and the Jehovah’s Witness policy of “shunning” those who leave the religion compounds the complexities of your situation.

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