Here they can pray among peers, feeling a sense of community instead of isolation.
"This is our big family reunion," says Michael Krenzer, a spokesman for the Jehovah's Witnesses in Dortmund.
The more zealous a Jehovah's Witness is, the more serious they are about the dating rules and proper etiquette. An exception might be if there is an adult chaperone or perhaps double dating, but even this would be looked down upon, because someone who is not financially stable and ready to get married should not be dating.
(1 Corinthians ) We are admonished: “Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers,” ', WT, Dec 1, 2006, Article: 'What It Means to Love Our Neighbor', par 9 Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are spiritually enlightened and their religion is God's channel of communication. Not all JW's are 'spiritually strong' and not all are baptized A JW who wants to get married might date you if a suitable JW is not available.
All other faiths are thought to be false and dominated by Satan the Devil. However it will be looked down upon by their family, friends, and their community of believers.
These are just some of the conditions those who fall for a Jehovah's Witness must adhere to. She has painted her fingernails, polished her patent leather shoes and donned a new dress from H&M.
Members of the sect in Germany prefer to pair off their children within the faith community, and regional congresses make for prime matchmaking territory. Her hair is delicately pinned up, arranged in bud-like clusters. " Melanie, 17, was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness at 14.
As much as you might like a JW, it's always best to date someone else. Most people are not aware of what they're getting into when they want to become friends with a JW.
Find out what they believe in first, - before you date someone from this faith.A few hours of your time can save you a lot of pain and heartache.By the way, the chances of you persuading a baptized JW to leave is slim.Instead of being saved based on their relationship with Jesus, their religion has unwittingly become their symbol for salvation.According to their beliefs, the only way you can survive armageddon is to join their organization.For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? A good friend would seek the help of loving shepherds in assisting a companion who has taken a false step.' WT, Oct 15, 2009, Article: 'Maintaining Friendships In A Loveless World', Subtitle: 'Maintaining Good Friendships', par 20 (Note: the term 'loving shepherds' refers to JW Elders.) Even though Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are Christians, it is not alright for them to date or marry a Christian who belongs to another religion.