Category Archives: Mini-Surveys

If the Watchtower Discontinued Shunning

A Mini-Survey Jehovah’s Witnesses have used the practice of “shunning” since the early 1940s to punish disfellowshipped former members by denying them contact with their believing friends and family members. Every decade since then the Watchtower has expanded the punishment to … Continue reading


Domestic Abuse Experience in Feb 2012 Watchtower

As you may be aware, the following experience was published on page 29 of the February 2012 issue of the Watchtower (Study Edition) which reads as follows: Selma recalls a lesson she learned from the Witness who studied with her. “On one particular day,” says Selma, “I didn’t want to have a Bible study. The night before, Steve had hit me as I had tried to prove a point, and I was feeling sad and sorry for myself… Continue reading


Holidays and Celebrations

A Mini-Survey In this mini-survey we want to discover how current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses feel about the Watchtower’s stand on “worldly holidays and celebrations.” We’ll try to make this as universal and meaningful as possible so that everyone worldwide … Continue reading


Successful Witnessing

A Mini-Survey Many of us who are, or have been active Jehovah’s Witnesses, have spent hundreds of hours in various forms of field service. Besides going door-to-door, there have been many other methods of fulfilling our preaching obligations. Some of … Continue reading


Who is the “Faithful and Discreet Slave”?

A Mini-Survey Time for some fun and a little friendly debate… We want your opinion on this confusing subject: Just who exactly is the “faithful and discreet slave” described in Matthew 24:45-47 that reads: “Who really is the faithful and … Continue reading