Help please! I am engaged to a wonderful woman who is a former JW. She left the congregation more than 5 years ago and her family wants nothing to do with her. She has a young daughter "lola" who attends meetings with the family "grandmother,other family etc." My fiancee wanted to take lola with her when she left the JW religion but didn't want her to be away from her family members. My fiancee has changed her mind and wants lola out and no longer to attend the meetings. The grandmother sends negative scriptures and talks to her about jehovah on the phone and also slanders my fiancee and I to lola. We want her to have a normal childhood and a healthy upbringing with friends and school activities but this religion/cult has the most firm grip on this little girl... what can we do? I have suggested eliminating contact with the grandma as she is the one that says were persecuting her, tells lola that what we are doing is illegal and that were going to die. I am at a major roadblock and we dont know how to keep her away from the religion.. please can someone help? I came to this site because I know you all have a great experience with the JW religion.. any advice is greatly appreciated
People who belong to the Watchtower Society are a law unto themselves. They walk a fine line in allowing civil laws because without them they'd have to live completely off the grid. They pick and choose scriptures to their advantage; they also pick and choose what scientific information is considered truth. Confirmation bias.
They look down on anyone who isn't a Jehovah's Witness, varying from (well-meaning) pity to outright scorn.
Maybe consider finding a counsellor who specialises or knows about cult mentality?
Also there are books by exJehovah's Witness, Bonnie Zieman on how to deal with JW mentality.
You haven't mentioned the girl's father. Is he a JW?
You need to have a few strategies to put into place. How determined is your fiancé in following through with getting her daughter back?
Hope you find some helpful information on this site.
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