Jehovah's Witnesses: What is your personal view of proper parenting and discipline?
My Dad is a baptized...I couldn't call him a Christian because of how he talks to me. Today, when talking about a Kingdom Hall in San Diego, I interrupted him to speak louder, because I couldn't hear him. He said he wasn't talking to me, and than said there's no sense in talking to me.
When I try to read aloud to him about parenting and a father's role, from the book "Making Your Family Life Happy" (an old out-of-print JW publication) he interrupts me saying I don't need to read to him. It's hard to view Jehovah as my father when I don't have a father who is loving, like Jehovah is.
I wish there could be a Watchtower study article about proper parenting and a husband's God-given assignment regarding parenting. Then we'd have to study it, and Dad would be forced to read it. I once told him he's different from other Christian fathers, and he agreed, saying he knows he better. I didn't agree with that statement, and still don't.
In the conventions I've been at, I see how other fathers are. I'm mainly and basically unhappy and depressed.
The abbreviation for my disease is F.O.P. I'm bent over, with little movement in my legs, hands. Most other FOP's think that the disease stops them from doing everything because of the stiffness the diseas e causes. But I use an iPad.
In the "Making Your Family Life Happy" book, chapter 'Your Role As Parents' page 103, one paragraph said: The way he handles his God-given assignment can have a marked effect on his children's later attitude toward authority.
And he has said many times that I'm disrespectful. He's not making a mistake, he knows and wants to treat me that way. He doesn't speak loving. It's firm and hardheartedly. When he prays, he's not speaking in a sincere tone, a tone that acknowledges Jehovah's position. He speaks as if he is superior like the angels.