reply to post by Hazelnut
I am so sorry to hear that. I hope, that some how, your daughter will see the "truth". Good luck x100.
I'm not the kind of person to rag on anyone's beliefs, I try to live a "live and let live" life. I, like you, had a child early. I was twenty,
my then soon to be wife was twenty-five.
After a couple of years, we moved into our own house, across the street from a Jehova Witness.
Long story short, the time we lived there was absolutely crazy. While I was at work, the neighbors from across the street would come over, ask my
then wife to come over for "lunch". Little did my wife know that it was basically an "intervention" like meeting with a TON of other JW's
(Jehova Witnesses) there basically trying to FORCE convert her. My wife in defense said, "No, I can't become a JW, my husband would KILL me!".
They tried to talk her into it by saying things like, "Oh, but when you become a JW, your husband will have to convert too, or else you will have to
divorce him, and I'm sure he doesn't want to divorce you?"
It continued like that until I walked over there and threatened their lives saying that if they EVER come knocking at my door, call my wife while I
was away or leave their damned pamphlets in our mail box, I'd have them strung up by their necks in my yard. (This of course came after several
attempts at trying to get them to stop, each and every time, they'd say "OK" but to only continue trying to convert my wife behind my back because
they knew very well I would never convert.) I never felt "good" about it, but it made them STOP.
Another thing which surprises me, is a story my now ex-wife told me. One of her friends was stressing to become pregnant. She was infertile. Her
hopes of gaining a child was dashed, she was depressed as well as her husband.
Well, the same lady "friend" that tried to force convert my ex-wife said she could help. She said she had a pill that would give her (my ex-wife's
friend) a chance at getting pregnant. But she only get the pill if she became a JW since it's a "JW kept secret". Of course, my ex-wife's friend
jumped onboard and converted. She got the "pill" and lo and behold, nothing happened. Her husband which was an Atheist got royally pissed. Their
marriage ended six months after.
I know this sounds insane, but unfortunately, these are the tactics used by some (not all) Jevhova Witnesses.
Because of the above mentioned stories, I keep a good distance from anyone being a JW.
So I can only imagine what Hazelnut's mother did to her and her daughter. I get goosebumps from the thought, and it breaks my heart.
Again Hazelnut, I'm hoping things will turn around for you. I hope your daughter will see the truth and how her grandmother manipulated her.
If you ever need to talk to someone who dislikes JW's as much as you, I'm a U2U away.