Catholic dating a non believer
The same goes for disfellowshipped persons or persons who disassociated themselves from the JW's.So many persons who are raised as a JW, do not consider themselves JW's (although the outside world might perceive them this way) and they live with partners whom they choose 'freely' (of course one has to take into account some pressure from family, peer pressure and pressure from society in general, which limits the free choice of most persons).
It is just one of the many compatibility aspect of finding a mate.I can answer this off the top of my head, but I have no time to look for sources right now, so I'll put it in a comment. 0) First of all, persons who are not baptised as a JW, but only raised as a JW, are free to live their lives as they see fit (there is no infant baptism among JW's).They are not considered as JW's and the society can not officially sanction any of their life style choices.As being raised in a JW family, and having to attend all services for the first 13 years of my life, I will say that whilst it's not an offence to marry someone outside of the JW faith, there is social exclusion applied. And Witness literature is very good at not actually giving orders as such.Remember, JW's are extremely lawful in their dealings - damagingly so - whilst not officially excommunicating an individual, they can make them feel like they have [email protected] (Correspondingly, Witnesses become adept at reading between the lines, and interpreting and enforcing the orders which aren't directly there in the text.) Marrying a non-believer is highly discouraged for practical and biblical reasons.If it is allowed, is the ceremony different in any way? A person who made such a marriage might possibly be removed from positions of responsibility within the congregation.
If it is discouraged, is it for social reasons (interfaith marriage is hard) or doctrinal reasons (the Bible says...)? I feel that the previous answer might be a bit one sided.
It is not a disfellowshipping offense but that does not make it a less serious law.
It is a wise advice that each one has a choice to take or not to take, and each choice has corresponding pros and cons.
Basically he advises to stick with your partner (1 Cor. So in that case, JW's are married with non-witnesses and have to do everything in their power to make the marriage work.
2) Persons who are unmarried adults and baptised as a JW, are encouraged to marry only other baptised JW's (of a different gender).
If two share a common thing there would be less drama in life and therefore less strain.