Do Jehovah’s Witnesses shun family?

Jehovah’s Witnesses proudly paint an image that they are pro-family and that the Jehovah’s Witnesses enjoy a happy and healthy family life. But what happens when a loved one wants to leave the group, or if they get disfellowshipped? Will they get shunned by their very own family members?” Jehovah’s Witnesses must shun family members…

What Happens When You Leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Many people are aware of the Jehovah’s Witnesses but know little more than the fact that they have a door to door preaching ministry. Not many people, including current members, are aware of what happens when you try to leave the group. Officially published information on the topic is scarce, but I will reference as…

Why is disfellowshipping wrong?

Recently I wrote an article addressing the question “Is disfellowshipping scriptural?“. That article ended up being over 5,000 words! So, I decided to try to boil the topic down into 4 core topics explaining why disfellowshipping is wrong. Why is disfellowshipping wrong? The process of disfellowshipping implies that a person’s salvation is based on a…

Is Disfellowshipping Scriptural?

The organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses say that disfellowshipping is a form of discipline based on the bible. We need to understand how the scriptures they use would have been applied in the time that they were written. We also have to make sure that they are being used in the right context and that they…

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Practice Shunning?

Sure, bad association does spoil useful habits, and the bible does say that we should limit our association with people who blatantly and continuingly practice sin. But some organizations use this principle as a weapon, and this severe form of shunning can be extremely dangerous to a person’s mental health. Many who have been shunned…