Is it safe to search for friends on JWRoom.org and keep in touch with them?
We hope so. Many arrangements safeguard every Christian congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. KM 11/2009 reads:
“Within God’s organization, we find direction and protection to keep us separate from the world as well as motivation to keep busy in the work of the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58) The psalmist indicated that he experienced joy and a feeling of security among God’s congregated people. (Psalms 27:4,5) (Psalms 55:14) (Psalms 122:1) The congregation also provides spiritual support and assistance for those associated with it. Therein, you can find a group of loving, concerned, and caring friends—people you personally know who are ready and willing to help and comfort others in times of distress. (2 Corinthians 7:5-7) Congregation members are protected by the Scriptural provision for disfellowshipping those who sin unrepentantly or who promote apostate thinking. (1 Corinthians 5:9-13) (Titus 3:10,11)”
Can we expect to find these same loving arrangements when associating with others via the Internet?
During profile approval process every would-be member has to confirm that he/she is an active Jehovah’s Witness, provide a picture of him/herself in a brotherhood environment wearing an Assembly or Convention badge and if there is any doubt in regards to his/her profile the website administrator asks for further information. We refuse all suspicious profiles.
One of our plans for the near future is to provide even more sophisticated trust features. The website provides you with means to specify precisely which information you are willing to reveal and to whom. You may keep most of your content private for those who deserve your trust. If you wish to block certain user completely you may use personal block function. Please, for your safety do not post your contacts publicly!
Message limiter function makes it nearly impossible to misuse JWRoom.org for mass scamming or spamming.
Is JWRoom.org different from other sites for Jehovah’s Witnesses?
It is a site for the Witnesses only, run by a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses that allows you to contact others free-of-charge. It’s hard to maintain a website and keeping the hosting services. That’s why for a few advanced functions donation is required. “For the scripture says: “The worker is worthy of his wages.”- 1 Timothy 5:18”.
JWRoom.org is feature rich – you may fill-in structured details about yourself and use the details filled by others for precise search results, you may share pictures and other content and communicate in several ways still within the JWRoom.org interface.
As you can see, most other sites are dating sites, actually generic dating sites styled as a service for Witnesses. Many of the sites offer service only for money and allow also non-Witnesses to join. JWRoom.org is different. It is not a simply branded generic product, but it has been developed from scratch to bring unique features aimed to foster exchange of brotherly love and spiritual encouragement within our brotherhood.
Is JWRoom.org dating site, helping Jehovah’s Witnesses singles to find mates?
Maybe. Though you may find a real friendship here, which may eventually grow into marriage and the fact that the site offers a ‘matching function’, dating is not what the site merely promotes. Rather than pursue online dating, we suggest that participants make it their aim to forge friendship and exchange spiritual encouragements. If you wish to read wise counsels on friendships, look at: JW.ORG® / Official Website of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Is it really free-of-charge to build relations here and to communicate?
Yes. Our site is totally FREE for all users who meet the requirements to join. You’ll get a Limited FREE Subscription Plan when you register.
We added some special functionalities to expand your communication. It’s up to you to choose any paid options. We do not get paid for providing contacts, as other websites do, and we will never do this. Actually, our aim is to keep the current functionality free as long as the site exists and gradually add more. Further, unlike most social networking sites on the Net our site is also totally ad free. We hope that we will be able to keep its uniqueness, and avoid annoying advertisements for the future as well.
Why only full-aged baptized Jehovah’s Witnesses may join?
Safety reasons. We would not like to cause any harm through the site and despite all our efforts we can’t neutralize all possible dangers related to online communication. We know that young people as well as those new in the truth would like to join. It was not an easy decision, but, guided by cautiousness, we decided to allow only full-aged baptized Witnesses to join. Those who are mature enough to commit themselves to their Heavenly Father should also be mature enough to take their share of responsibility for using the site.
Is JWRoom.org related to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society?
No. JWRoom.org site has been established and run by a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses to give free-of-charge services to members of the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The site is not run by Watchtower Bible & Tract Society. If you are seeking for an official and authorized information source about Jehovah’s Witnesses, you may look at: JW.ORG® / Official Website of Jehovah’s Witnesses