Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing with nonbelievers. Have best friends and activity buddies who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses. Associate with people outside their organization when it is not necessary. Attend social functions sponsored by their employer unless attendance is required 5. Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return 9. Take a stand on any political or ‘worldly’ issue outside of their organization 17. Jehovah's Witnesses employ various levels of congregational discipline as formal controls administered by congregation elders.Members who engage in conduct that is considered inappropriate may be counseled privately by elders and congregational responsibilities may be withheld or restricted.Men who remained single too long may not function properly and women needed to be available for marriage to the single brothers; that it was “selfish for a woman to stay alone when there were brothers available.” The only exceptions were for women who “pioneered” full-time.This misinformation about sex didn’t mute my interest in it, but it warped and twisted my understanding of a male/female relationship. I was finally entering the “kindergarten stage” of dating and learning about relationships, setting boundaries, and valuing myself as something more than just a twenty-eight year old orifice.
Growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness (JW) can warp and twist a young person’s mind about many activities, sex in particular. Sitting in the Kingdom Hall as a young child, I would hear talks about sex, but they were, for the most part, warnings about what not to do—what was moral and what was not— but mostly not. So I promised myself that as soon I found out what the heck they were, I would never do them. Therefore, one must recognize that the main rule of Jehovah’s Witnesses is to believe everything that is presented to them by their Governing Body, even if such beliefs were changed from past understanding, or even if such believes will change with future understanding. You should live with fellow Jehovah’s Witnesses only. These rules govern each and every member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Other rules are specific to the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses must be accepted and followed by each and every member. If any Jehovah’s Witness is deemed to be an apostate, she or he will be disfellowshipped. Such rules would not adversely affect a member if she or he were to break them. Considering that Jehovah’s Witnesses have so many rules, one would do well to consider when reviewing them. Disagree with their organization’s rules and code of conduct. Associate with coworkers after business hours in a social settings 6. Wear military uniforms or clothing associated with war 25.