This includes sexual behavior such as “manipulation of the genitals” and oral or anal sex. 97-109Oral and anal sex are also prohibited between married persons; these were referred to as “perverted acts” in the March 15, 1983, Watchtower.
The True Peace book referred to these as “homosexual forms of intercourse.” (Note the important point here; while most Christian religions forbid sex outside of marriage, Jehovah’s Witnesses dictate details of sexual relations between married persons.) 4.
If someone begins to date a person who is not a fellow worshiper of Jehovah, then they are in clear violation of Christian principles.
Steve Hassan, a writer on cults, uses what he calls the BITE model to determine if a religion or other group can be considered a cult or abusive.
(January 15, 2013, Watchtower) While they may have limited association with family who never were Jehovah’s Witnesses, the key word here is “limited.” They may attend a cousin’s wedding or see her new baby, but won’t go out to dinner with that cousin regularly or have her over on the weekends.
Isolation can also happen within the congregations; in this post I bring out how even teens are encouraged to avoid active members who they feel are not doing enough or living up to vague, man-made standards of conduct. When, how and with whom the member has sex As with many other Christian religions, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not allow their members to have sex before marriage or outside of marriage.
Bad associations spoil useful habits." And it also includes 2 Corinthians - "Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers." The counsel in the Bible in these verses is directly applicable to situations of dating and marriage, in addition to regularly being careful of those we choose to associate with.
A great number of problems can be avoided by individuals if they look to marry a member of the same faith.