Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
Many of us who have woken up to the true nature of the organization have a spouse who is still a true believer in the organization’s claim of being God’s one true channel. We may have tried almost everything to try to wake up our spouse to the truth. We’ve tried showing how many false prophecies the org. has made, how it was impossible that in 1918 the organization was chosen by God, how many procedures and teachings of the org. are unbiblical, all to no avail. Personally I’ve tried these things and tried to convince my wife to do an investigation so she would be able to make an informed decision. But my spouse and perhaps your spouse as well continues to put full confidence in the organization. What do we do?
No doubt we are disappointed. We must realize that there is “a time for everything”. If we have had no success it may be time to simply be quiet, at least for the time being. Please watch this video about an ex-mormon husband and wife to see what we can learn.
It was Eric’s realization that he shouldn’t continue to pressure his wife to examine closely the mormon church’s doctrines that probably saved their marriage and ultimately gave his wife the time she needed to think and decide on her own to investigate the church’s history without feeling compelled that ultimately led to her own awakening.
Although I of course do not believe that JWs are the one true religion, I also believe that there are many JWs that have God’s approval. This belief is comforting me in the face of my spouse’s refusal to listen to anything negative about the Society. I do wish she would do an investigation of the facts, but I also realize that the time has come for me to be quiet.