When you get to know our daughter, you’ll get to know us too. So be sure you’re comfortable with me seeing what you’re sending. I will ask you a lot of questions and make sure you know that I know how special my daughter is. No, I’m not going to be nosey, rude or obsessive about it But, if my daughter’s phone just happens to be laying on the table, and I see she’s gotten a text, I might take a look at it.
The teenage daughter filled with unstable hormones and emotional insecurities meets a handsome, young Jehovah’s Witness man who is able to dazzle her with his confident persona and “Bible knowledge.” Before you know it, your daughter is hooked!
Never mind the fact that her new boyfriend doesn’t have any plans for a career in this “worldly system.” None of that matters to your daughter because her Jehovah’s Witness boyfriend has convinced her that God’s battle of Armageddon will soon end worldly governments and paradise on earth will quickly become a reality.
[Have your child sign i MOM’s Cell Phone Contract.] 3. So, get the door for her, look me in the eye when you talk to me, and please don’t let your britches fall down so low that I have to look at your underwear band. Sure my daughter is fun, but she’s also a student, and in our house, school comes before fun. No, I won’t hide in the backseat or stalk you when you’re with my daughter, but she and I have an agreement that she checks in often with home, and lets me know where she is and where she’s going.
Believe me, good manners will help you get on her good side, and mine too. That means she won’t be going with you to the mall, the movies or out to dinner on a school night. Also, secret meetings and clandestine adventures will be discovered—I have my ways!
At this point, you can ask her if she would be willing to engage in an open and honest dialogue with you about her reasons for dating this young man and what appeals to her about his Jehovah’s Witness religion.
Ask her for a couple of hours of uninterrupted time where you and she can sit down and discuss these matters, apart from the presence of her Jehovah’s Witness boyfriend or his friends.
The Jehovah’s Witness religion can be very divisive, not only because its beliefs are strongly opposed to Biblical Christianity, but because its requirement to avoid participation in certain family activities (such as birthday and holiday gatherings) and its tendency to discourage close contact with non-Jehovah’s Witness relatives can put a heavy strain upon your relationship.
Thus, it is essential that you do whatever you can to maintain a close relationship with your daughter.
Since a worldly career wouldn’t be important in this future paradise, it is not uncommon to find young Jehovah’s Witnesses who feel that there is no need to pursue anything but spiritual interests connected with the Watchtower organization.