We began to teach this woman about the fear her boyfriend was going through in the prospect of losing his friends and family in addition to dying as an apostate at Armageddon.
Even if he was convicted to leave his religion and marry her, the loss of family and the cult teachings could remain in him a long time. Love has power to conquer, yes, but you need to give it serious thought how willing you are to endure and stay the full course with him.
6 months into the relationship, he told her he was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She did not want to abandon him, yet began to see the reality of the situation.
Here’s my story: I didn’t come from the standard Jehovah’s Witness background, since I only had one parent who was a Jehovah’s Witness. My mom was actually raised Catholic but her family wasn’t very religious.
My mom was introduced to the Watchtower Society by her first husband’s family.
It’s a lot easier to get out of a dating relationship now than a marriage later.
If you choose to pursue marriage and stand firm to HELP him leave the Watchtower, are you prepared for the possibility of him being triggered back into it — especially if children come along?