Although we no longer associate with past Jehovah’s Witnesses, we realize that we really do not miss them. Mainly, because our friendship was built on our acceptance of Watchtower teachings. Most of the “friends” as we used to call them, really did not have any conversation other than what they read in the magazines and publications. And everyone always tried to out talk the other as they ascribed to how spiritual and loyal they were to the organization.
Most of the people we associated with do not know we left because we no longer believe. It provides us with an opportunity to get them to thinking about the organization without them realizing it.
Having this attitude is what actually helped us to get our parents out of the organization. It was very difficult at first to convince my mother and we went through a lot of silent moments and many weeks of not speaking, but eventually we were able to help her to see the light.