Jehovah witness dating beliefs
For example, I know some people who intentionally find mates outside because of their past.
For example, if a sister was once disfellowshipped, from a human standpoint it may be hard for her to find a suitable brother who is not judgmental and would accept her everything and marry her, so she can either date an inactive passive Witness or go out to the world and scan through a lot of other options and just get married, with all the consequences she will be facing in mind. Some brothers also choose to marry outside because they always get rejected by sisters inside. I am married to a non-active JW, but it can be very hard at times.
It is also possible that two partners are baptised and only one of them (very often the husband) becomes inactive (and has a different outlook on life, becomes agnostic, atheistic,...). Also the relationship with other JW's can continue as usual, however some JW members might not be so cordial anymore with a person who has become inactive. JW's give a party and only invite the JW partner and not the 'inactive' mate.
It is also not very uncommon that young persons who are raised as a JW (and baptised) marry each other and once they are married both stop practising the religion.
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Visit Stack Exchange Christianity Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in learning more. Sign up to join this community Some Christian denominations allow their members to marry whomever they please, others discourage it, and others just don't allow it (you are either disfellowshipped or the church refuses to perform the marriage).
Most of time, the inactive single persons are also free to do whatever they like, because the congregation of JW's will probably not keep track of what they are doing. Often the JW partner is quite disappointed in the decision of the partner and this can put a strain on the marriage, but in many cases the relationship continues as usual.
However, the organization do not interfere in their members' personal decision-making and thus cannot control those who will decide to marry outside the religion, so each person who decides to marry a non-Witness must be willing to face the consequences and not blame the Bible for giving such wise advice that the person did not follow.
It is not a disfellowshipping offense but that does not make it a less serious law.
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