The brothers are expected to wear long sleeves and ties to conventions being held in sports arenas and ballparks.Somehow skirts for women, and ties for men, are thought to make the public think JWs are “more Christian,” and “setting a good example to glorify Jehovah.” Really?Dating a non-JW could find you called before a Judicial Committee for a stern talking to and warning. Dating as a JW is always about finding a marriage mate, not just for fun and recreation.If you are planning on engaging in some heavy “necking” and maybe eventually get your hand near a breast or a crotch, Some young JWs can not even date without adult chaperones. You better be prepared to plan your wedding day the first time you stick your tongue in someone’s mouth.
Recently a former JW elder contacted me and shared his personal experiences and opinions.
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magazines while watching Little Leaguers play nearby in an organized baseball game – something you were not allowed to do. The fact that no one is interested or bothers to come and take your literature is not important – you are still engaged in “the worldwide preaching work.” (And you get to count your hours! You don’t have to worry about making plans – they’ve been made for you: You are going to a distant large city to attend a district, regional or “International” convention.
You get to stay in discounted hotel rooms (they’d be nicer and cheaper through Orbitz or Travelocity), take sack lunches to the stadium or convention hall, and then sit through 6 to 8 hours of mind-numbing talks and pre-recorded stage plays with talentless JW actors wearing awful costumes and fake beards.