The same goes for disfellowshipped persons or persons who disassociated themselves from the JW's.
So many persons who are raised as a JW, do not consider themselves JW's (although the outside world might perceive them this way) and they live with partners whom they choose 'freely' (of course one has to take into account some pressure from family, peer pressure and pressure from society in general, which limits the free choice of most persons).
When you’re raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and you later leave the religion, chances are some will try to get you to return and become an active member once again.
They may threaten you with shunning, or try to “reason” with you.
Those who try to reason with you may talk about the “good things” you learned as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, the hope of earth becoming a paradise for all Jehovah’s Witnesses, the morals they teach, and so on.
Let me tell you the one thing that Jehovah’s Witnesses taught me that will apparently stick with me forever.
I want to be with her more than anything and that’s why I am asking for your help.
I would think: Okay, those things are wrong, but I don’t even know what those wrong things are.
Wifely dues were something the husband wanted but the wife didn’t particularly like.
These phrases sound well and good, but they just don’t hold up under closer inspection.
To explain how and why Jehovah’s Witnesses taught me the lesson of loneliness, I could talk about demographics.
As for the articles I have read on your site, I have read them thoroughly and I like what you said in one of your articles: ‘…that a person who is truly in love with another person should be able to put their relationship with that person before any commitment to a human organization (such as the Watchtower Society).’ I see nothing wrong with our relationship being that she doesn’t claim the Jehovah’s Witness religion but her parents do.