Should we go to the Elders with our p...

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#48 Nov 15, 2012
acrobat wrote:
Sorry what does "b/s" mean?
Brothers/sisters.

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#49 Nov 15, 2012
Ah ok. Thanks.

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#50 Nov 15, 2012
Very welcome. :)

“Bustin' Myths”

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#51 Nov 15, 2012
acrobat wrote:
Sorry what does "b/s" mean?
Whereas bs is something totally different.

“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#52 Nov 16, 2012
Mythbusters wrote:
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Whereas bs is something totally different.
I that a technicality?

“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#53 Nov 16, 2012
Left out a letter:

"Is that a technicality?"

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#54 Nov 16, 2012
borgfree wrote:
Left out a letter:
"Is that a technicality?"
tomato, tomahto.

:)
Fiona

Apo, AE

#55 Apr 9, 2013
hMMMMM wrote:
They are uneducated twits.
Most are barely literate, never mind educated, and JW elders have ZERO professional counseling training.
Not only should no person EVER go to one for a "problem", but you may very well have blood on your hands if you do.
You would be better off using the internet than a loser elder.
The only qualification is to have ball sacks, be 18 and able to read at a 2nd grade level.
Unbelievable that anyone would think some magic ghost just decided to bestow these idiots with knowledge, but that is what rocket scientists like Nomi actually believe.
Im kinda sensing that u dont like elders very much well for me i give love and respect for them becoz they are part of family and they have experienced many things in life! And its a good thing being close with them becoz youll learn alot from them. Well in my opinion but dont get mad at me loving and caring about them is like showing them they are not useless people who u might call losers they hav feelings too and u dont want ur grandchildren disobeying u or rather thinks ur a loser.

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#56 Apr 9, 2013
Fiona wrote:
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Im kinda sensing that u dont like elders very much well for me i give love and respect for them becoz they are part of family and they have experienced many things in life! And its a good thing being close with them becoz youll learn alot from them. Well in my opinion but dont get mad at me loving and caring about them is like showing them they are not useless people who u might call losers they hav feelings too and u dont want ur grandchildren disobeying u or rather thinks ur a loser.
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. why ..do you assume the the Elders have experienced more then you or I.?? Are you young??

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#57 Apr 10, 2013
Confidentiality didn't seem to be very high on their priority list. IMPO
Peary Rader

Red Hook, NY

#58 Apr 10, 2013
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“Your Worst Nightmare: Truth”

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#59 Apr 10, 2013
FH Chandler's sister went to her/their local elders after Chandler's serial molestation of her bloomed into full fledged rape.

They couldn't do anything to Chandler because there was only 1 witness.

Feeling hopeless and unprotected, she killed herself.[1]

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Ref [1] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/jehovahs-...
little angel

Pittsburgh, PA

#60 Apr 10, 2013
Fiona wrote:
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Im kinda sensing that u dont like elders very much well for me i give love and respect for them becoz they are part of family and they have experienced many things in life! And its a good thing being close with them becoz youll learn alot from them. Well in my opinion but dont get mad at me loving and caring about them is like showing them they are not useless people who u might call losers they hav feelings too and u dont want ur grandchildren disobeying u or rather thinks ur a loser.
This is a blanket endorsement of the elders. But, that does not make all of them worthy of trust. One lady told an elder about the possible sexual abuse of her granddaughter, based on what a psychologist had diagnosed from the little girl's behavior, and the elder told the lady he didn't want to get involved.(The possible abuser was the boyfriend of the lady's ex-daugher-in-law.)

That's one guy who shouldn't be an elder, but I bet he still is, and this is the type person we are being told to love and respect....so much for the defense for a little girl...

“Your Worst Nightmare: Truth”

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#61 Apr 10, 2013
little angel wrote:
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That's one guy who shouldn't be an elder, but I bet he still is,
He sounds exactly like the PO that dissented and eventually overruled the two troubled brothers who heard the disgusting allegations of rape by FH Chandler against his own sister. They felt there must be something to it worthy of further inquiry, but the PO put the hammer down on them and let them know in no uncertain terms that their privileges would be in jeopardy if they went further with it.

Since: Feb 09

Raleigh, NC

#62 Apr 10, 2013
Nomi wrote:
I have the utmost respect for the Elders. I do not envy them at all. They do a tremendous job, and have a great deal of responsibility on their shoulders. They must account to Jehovah GOD, and Christ for the decisions they make. I try to always pray they will have all the strength necessary to do what they do. BUT should we go to them with every problem we have?
Absolutely not! Only matters that deal specifically with the congregation itself should be shared with them. Matters of a personal nature is none of their business. God has given us each a conscience that we need to learn to rely on.

Elders are imperfect men too. They do not always keep things confidential.

God bless.
little lamb

Australia

#63 Apr 10, 2013
Well scripture tells us ' not to be worried or anxious over anything but to let our requests be made known to God along with thanksgiving...and scripture also tells us to pour out our heart to Jehovah...so why would you go to any other "gods" with your problem...

Since: Mar 09

United States

#64 Apr 11, 2013
In this day and time...Elders do have enough to deal with caring for the Congregation, and their family. Its not my desire to add to their load...at least thats how I feel.
apple

Singapore, Singapore

#65 Apr 11, 2013
elders can't help much, the most they pray for your load of problems.
sonny

Suva, Fiji

#66 Apr 11, 2013
May be I should report to the elders that some of his sheep have strayed and gone to the other side of the fence while he was away from the farm.

Since: Feb 09

Raleigh, NC

#67 Apr 11, 2013
Nomi wrote:
In this day and time...Elders do have enough to deal with caring for the Congregation, and their family. Its not my desire to add to their load...at least thats how I feel.
My dad was an Elder. He helped the congregation day and night but lost his entire biological family in the process. He has not regained them ever since.

He has divorced my mother after HIS infidelity. He said he would never marry again but remarried within about 3 years. He had difficulty in his new congregation because the Elders there KNEW him and that he was a flirt. But he took interest in someone in the congregation whose father had clout in the city of Raleigh back in the 60s and 70s. They stopped blocking his bid to become an Elder because of that.

Since then he has completely disowned his biological family of 6 children. He has little to nothing to do with them or their kids. He sent them a letter that they should never contact him under any circumstance unless it was a dire life-threatening emergency. He willed his entire estate to his new Jehovah's Witness family.

We were all doing just fine without him anyway. I recently sent him a letter that basically said when he dies that we are completely absolved of any responsibility and that his new family must see to that. As you can imagine, that did not sit well with him at all. The letter he sent back was scathing but humorous. What a dingbat!

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