Thomas Moore advises a Catholic woman who is dating a Jehovah's Witness - Beliefnet
When a Catholic falls in love with a Jehovah's Witness, it's time to ask how much she and her boyfriend should compromise. Dating sites are popular – also among the Jehovah's Witnesses. On the site .. Lol lol maybe ken should get a web site on catholic priest!!!. Here is the dilemna; my girlfriend, a JW has not agreed to marry in the church, visit some of the ex-JW websites (like afrocolombianidad.info) to see how the group is run. . I started dating a girl and we actually celebrated our 1 year.
If they are strict things might be more of a challange. And in fact many other religions are teaching accordingly. But the question is how deep is the persons personal believes.
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Some atheist goes to church because they like the music in their church. Some consider themselves JW: Hoping that your spouse belongs to that category. If you think this way it can work as it worked for us.
I will not deny that they have tried to convert me and my kids but also thanks to my wife we remained as we were and the kids could make their own choice.
Can a marriage between a catholic and a jw work?
When the JW put on the pressure to convert, and for the father to take over the religious education of the children, then it gets a bit messy. The JW would have to be mentally out for the most part for this to work.
My personal experience is it might.
The non JW has to have the upper hand to remain in the marriage and keep the children from indoctrination. The JW is always, always in danger of succumbing to the pressure.
Like a time bomb, you don't know when that would be. Your childen were spared the indoctrination routine. What would have happened if they were baptised JW? Would you be so sure the marriage worked if one or all JW children shunned you?
Or if one of the children changed thier mind and your wife shunned the child?
Or if there was an emergency accident, you were unable to consent, and she chose not to allow the child blood transfusion, and the unthinkable happened. Would you be so sure then? I am glad your marriage has worked for you, I really am.
But your idea that it is overblown about the massive damage that involvement in the WTBTS can do to a marriage is completely off base in my personal, experienced opinion.
In his teen years he went to counseling and his Psychologist contended part of the problem was his mom was "too religious. For instance, in the wrong mood he will claim that I am a "greedy, worldy" person with the wrong focus because I want him to get a job. Another example, last xmas instead of an xmas party my one Catholic cousin-in-law called it "A Winter Soiree". My JW cousin and family went. My bf also went. No presents were opened, no Merry Christmas's were exchanged and it was Christmas Eve.
She's Catholic - He's Jehovah's Witness - afrocolombianidad.info Community Forums
We did it all for them. The rest of us are Catholic, mind you but our main priority was to all just be together, and make sure all the kids got to be together, not to force Jesus's bday in the guise of pagan winter solstice on anyone. After that party my bf went on for literally months about how my JW cousin and family were doing "the wrong thing" by going to that party.
And D, he constantly uses the JW's not participating in those events as an excuse to avoid my family gatherings constantly now, regardless of whether it's a basic dinner party or anything. JW's must baptize as an adult, after they have thoroughly studied the bible and the teachings of the JW's and understand what they are committing to.
He hasn't even done that. While on my end I have spent my entire life raised to be a faithful Christian and have gone through most of my rights of Sacrament by Catholic standards. I'm not perfect but I really avoid throwing stones. Anyway-he does WANT to get baptized, and has again embarked on studying the bible to become baptized.9 Things You Should Know About Jehovah's Witnesses
And now he says that my "Catholic" ways will lead him astray. It hurts, you know.
Comments welcomed but no bashing anyone's beliefs, ok.