The public, for the most part, just thinks JWs are nuts – wackos dressing like that when temperatures are extreme in either direction. To find a spouse you are limited to just those from the opposite sex (even if you are gay) who are Jehovah’s Witnesses (or about to be baptized). It is considered bad form to travel and attend other Kingdom Halls just to find someone to date.If the only teenagers in your hall are all under 16, you are doomed.Posted by The Editor on Jul 12, 2015 in Blog, Featured, General, Shunning Policy | 25 comments The facts are clear. They can not look forward to birthdays or holidays, engaging in school sports, clubs, or other after school activities.
“If that 25% was to leave, and could do so without repercussions to their families, then another 25% would soon join them.
Having “wordly friends” like kids at school or in those living their neighborhood is discouraged – and by some JW parents, strictly forbidden.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are always on the lookout for “bad influences” – constantly on guard against anyone who might be “an apostate” or an expelled JW that must be “shunned.” Witnesses can not have deep theological discussions even between themselves, because they might venture into “apostasy” or generate self-doubt about their beliefs as they actually do honest research.
You may “qualify” to watch over a literature stand set up in front of a Wal-Mart store, a train station, or a busy intersection.
On the other hand, you may spend your afternoon sitting in the sun, watching over a folding card table covered with Watchtower and Awake!
Jehovah’s Witnesses are alway seen as “being different.” You have to wear a suit and tie when you go to the Kingdom Hall or field service – even on the hottest and most uncomfortable days.