You shall not live in a house with someone whom you are divorced from.
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.
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.
However, to deviate from the beliefs would be to position oneself in a light of apostasy. However, if she is dismissed, or disfellowshipped, she will be socially cast out, or shunned.
The rules of Jehovah’s witnesses are divided into two sections within this article. You should ensure when choosing to live with Jehovah’s Witnesses, that they are excellent followers of the rules of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
A variety of controls can be enforced, from reproof and restriction of congregational duties to excommunication, known as disfellowshipping, which includes shunning by the congregation.
Individuals who are disfellowshipped may be reinstated after an extended period if they are deemed to demonstrate repentance.
If initial counsel is not accepted, elders may present a talk to the congregation about the type of behavior, alerting other members already aware of the individual's conduct to limit social interaction with that person until the conduct has ceased.