(Closed) Any Jehovah’s Witness bee’s out there?

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Dont they have to be married to attend another wedding?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Fiance was raised JW and his parents (and two younger brothers) aren’t coming to our wedding.  We just spoke about this last week.  There is nothing in writing per se that directs them NOT to attend, but NOT attending is one of those things that is strongly encouraged.

Ugh – the whole thing is so frustrating to me.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Every Witness is different, and participates in certain things as they see fit. Many of them don’t participate in any holiday, birthday, wedding, whatever. It’s not in their scripture, but it is up to them to decide what they feel comfortable going to. Your fiance should just talk to his brother and see if there’s anything he can do that will help him come. There’s nothing that says they can’t enter another church.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SanDiegoAli: yea I just found some of the writings that dictate this, and it basically says that they are strongly encouraged to use their time devoted to the truth, and that silly events like this take them away from their time with the Lord. So yea, kind of just guilting them into not going. Not an excuse in my opinion, don’t these people want to share in the joy of two people coming together? I’m sorry and frustrated for you both 🙁

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

My mom is a JW, and I was raised as one (but I am not one now). My mom has told me that she could not attend my wedding if it was in a church/temple/place of worship. She did, however, say that she would be there in any other location. This choice varies between JWs – there is no hard or fast rule written, but many JWs do not enter places of worship if it’s for a religious ceremony.

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