We got punished in the congregation for that, instead of receiving any answers at all.Hello :) I’m not sure this is the best place to seek for help because this is really an unconventional situation.(It is funny because when we were young he asked me several times to marry him and maybe it was because of his rules). and I know these are hard to answer but some advice is good and I’m posting this story on some Jehovah witnesses foruns too). I’m not planning on converting for him if there is a chance for us to marry.I mean, he his a jehovah witness but he is a good guy and very kind to me, he has a lot of rules about dating, I think he saying that we could meet when we are mature enough, should mean something. I like him the way he was and he know the way I am and he never tried already to convert me."Women cannot teach in the congregation, they cannot deliver public talks or say public prayers.When they conduct a private Bible study or say a prayer with another person, while a man is around, she has to wear a scarf on her head as a sign of being submissive." One questioner asked what they should do to avoid Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on their door.And of course he denied my invitation for going somewhere to talk.
When asked how women were regarded in JW society, the former elder said they were thought of as "a complement for a man", adding: "She should be submissive to her husband, who is the head of their family and it is he who makes all the important decisions.
@teresafeathers That must be very hard for you since you love that guy so much, but he seems to not want to get into a relationship because of his religion.
I know you must love him so much and I understand that you respect him and his religion, but in the end of the day it is very complicated for him.
Using the username "Ohmyjw", the former Jehovah's Witness (JW) elder speaks out against the group's rules, such as prohibiting blood transfusion "even if that costs them their life" or believing the world "will end in Armageddon 'very soon'".
However, he said he tried to "never give an impression that JWs are dumb or intelligent", adding that "many of them are actually quite intelligent, albeit deluded people".