Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy
how did your mom handle what she told you as far as your father? were you told just to not tell him? Did he ask? What about field service? How did she train you? Thanks for the encouragement...i prayed fervently and was able to take ds on Sunday, now tomorrow will be another battle to overcome. each meeting will be this way, I can see.
To be honest, I do not know exactly what she told us. I know that we did not talk about Jehovah in the house and we knew that dad did not like Jehovah's Witnesses and the things my mom studied with us. We did all the holidays, etc., too. To this day I know that Jehovah blinded his eyes as to it. We had to go to church and Sunday School (just my brother and I did, dad stayed home except for Christmas and Easter services). The only time that I remember him asking me anything was when we were watching Jeopardy and there was a category of bible questions and I knew all the answers. I don't remember exactly what he said, but I think he assumed we learned them in Sunday School.
We did not go out in field service. The brothers did say that he had the right to tell us we could not do that. Of course he did not know she was even studying with us, so meetings and field service were out of the question. Plus we were in school all week and my mom was not even allowed to go out in field service on the weekends. She only could go during the week.
It is really good that you were able to take your son on Sunday. Just keep praying and Jehovah will help you find a way to overcome this. And he will protect you when you do things for him, even when they go against what your husband says. My brother and I both got baptized when we were in our 20s and he is a MS married to a RP and I am married to a MS. Dad has eased up some over the years, but really still does not like JWs.
You are in my prayers. If there is ever anything that you want me to ask my mom, or if you want to email her, etc., just PM me. She is open to helping others since she knows what it is like.