Can a Jehovah’s Witness marry someone who is not a witness?

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.:CAN A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS MARRY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT A WITNESS?

“I have been reading Tammie’s story on your website about her experiences in the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I found it very interesting because I was thinking about converting from a Protestant background to the Jehovah’s Witness faith because I want to marry a lady who is a Jehovah Witness.  When I read the part of Tammie’s story where she married a man outside of the Jehovah’s Witness religion I was surprised.  Can a Jehovah’s Witness really marry someone outside of their faith?  I would really like to know more about this religion and how a Jehovah’s Witness can marry a non-Jehovah’s Witness so that I can make a good decision on whether or not to marry this Jehovah’s Witness and whether I need to convert to do so.”

TAMMIE’S RESPONSE:

Dear friend,

The Word of God is very clear that it is not right to become “unevenly yoked with unbelievers.” Your heart can easily deceive you into thinking it can all work out, but it cannot.  I am in daily communication with people who have tried to make it work, but they are all so miserable.  It is true that I was planning to marry a Baptist man — trying to convince myself that we could make it work.  Although Jehovah’s Witness discourage marrying outside their religion, it is not usually punishable by disfellowshipping.  She would simply be considered a weak Jehovah’s Witness if she married you.

However, this is not your problem. Your problem is so much bigger than that. Marrying someone who does not believe in the God that you believe in is a serious mistake.  She has convinced you that she does believe in God.  I know because I had convinced my boyfriend too.  I knew all the right words to say so that he would think that my beliefs were not so different than his, but this is a total and complete lie.

Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in the same Jesus that you and I believe in. They think Jesus is actually Michael the Archangel and this is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are many more crazy doctrines like these that they embrace.  If you hope to have any kind of a happy married life then you must NOT marry this lady.

Get into the Word of God and obey what it tells you. Pray for wisdom and understanding. Bring your heart’s desires and lay them on God’s altar. He will bless you and help you.  If you get serious about your relationship with the Lord then He may be able to use you to help this lady.  And if you are interested in helping her find the real truth in Christ, please refer to these links below for more information. I wish you lots of love and joy and pray that God will reveal his truth to your heart on this matter:

bullets DATING AND MARRYING A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS: Should I convert to the Jehovah’s Witness religion to continue dating my Jehovah’s Witness girlfriend? What should we expect if I don’t convert and she leaves her religion for me?

bullets I’M DATING A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS. HOW CAN I HELP HIM FIND THE TRUTH?

bullets I’M ENGAGED TO MARRY A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS. WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF A RELATIONSHIP WITH A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS? 

bullets MY JEHOVAH’S WITNESS GIRLFRIEND STOPPED DATING ME BECAUSE I AM NOT A BAPTIZED JEHOVAH’S WITNESS.  WHAT CAN I DO?

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