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Jehovah Witness Bedroom Laws: What are they, Its Origins, Rules on What are Not Allowed to do

Many of you have heard of Jehovah Witnesses and their unique beliefs. JWs believe that their religion is the only true religion, and there are more than 8 million of them worldwide.

JW’s believe and practice many traditional Christian views, thus following a strict moral code only unique to themselves. As you expect, with such strict moral code, they obviously forbid themselves of various things with respect to their love and sexual life.

So, what are the Jehovah Witness bedroom laws? What are its origins? What are the various things JW’s can’t do in the bedroom? What are the list of rules they follow? And, why many people aren’t still aware of the Jehovah’s Witnesses bedroom Laws/Rules? Well, let’s see today..

Various Jehovah Witness Bedroom Laws:

Jehovah Witness Bedroom Laws: What are they, Its Origins, Rules on What are Not Allowed to do

Jehovah Witnesses don’t believe in human laws installed by governments that “aren’t recognized by Jehovah”, this means that they consider that they are above the mortal men’s laws and regulations, and only “God can judge them” aka Jehovah. Thus, their bedroom rules and laws are quite way-out.

Coming to the bedroom laws, one rule is that “Elders” can “intervene” in your bedroom practices if and or when something out of the ordinary happens; like an affair, or getting pregnant out of wedlock. In which case, you’re subject to a harsh tribunal held by the “Elders” of the cult, and they will ask very probing questions, which are very disturbing and quite eerie.

Also, JWs don’t believe in secrets, so if you say something in confidence to one of them, you can be sure that that information will end up in at least one of the ears of the “Elders”.

There are rules like “you shouldn’t date anyone who’s not in Jehovah’s Witnesses”, and “you should convert your partner into a Jehovah’s witness if you don’t want them to perish in a brutal way”, but aside from that, there’s not much known about Jehovah’s witnesses’ dating program.

There’s also a vague rule about homosexuality – it’s forbidden, for some reason, as is being transgender. There’s a rumor as well as that homosexuality and being trans, is forbidden because the cult had a big problem with pedophilia in the past, but as much else, that too is veiled in a shroud of secrecy.

Premarital sex is also not allowed, as it is considered a sin, and a one-way ticket to brutal destruction by Jehovah.

There’s a rule that is known as the “Jehovah’s bedroom law” which states that members of the same gender are not allowed to pray in the same bedroom. The origin of this rule is unclear, but it’s believed that it has to do something with the rise of transgender people among the JWs.

A lot of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ rules, if not all, are drawn from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. They are very fond of citing the Bible, and 90% of their reasoning comes from taking Bible’s quotes to heart.

Why many people aren’t aware of the Jehovah’s Witnesses bedroom Laws/Rules?

For anyone out there, it’s quite difficult to find anything very particular or broad-explaining when it comes to Jehovah’s Witnesses’ bedroom laws. This is due to the cult’s strict policy about the secrecy of the inner workings of the organization, and due to the stricken fear in the hearts of the cult’s followers.

There are some instances that are available on the internet, that speak more in-depth about certain bedroom laws that Jehovah’s witnesses have to endure from the notorious “Elders”, but nothing that can be put into a coherent whole that focuses on strict bedroom laws of this cult.

Jehovah Witness Other well-known rules

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One of the most famous JW’s rules is that everyone except them is doomed to eternal damnation and punishment when the Judgement day comes, and by their accounts, the Judgement day is night.

By JW’s beliefs, Jehovah will come down from heaven to strike a war with Earth’s government, and only they will be saved from that war.

They also don’t celebrate birthdays (apart from Jesus’), nor any other holidays/festivals, as it is their belief that these festivities are of Pagan origin and thus not appropriate for them to partake in.

They do not accept blood transfusions as there’s a quote in Bible that it’s a sin to partake in other man’s blood.

They believe in the ‘afterlife’ aka heaven, but they don’t believe in hell in a way that other Christians do. Instead, they believe that only JWs will be saved during the Judgement Day, that only they will go to heaven to enjoy its splendors beside Jehovah himself, and that the non-believers, aka all others, will perish in the fires and doom of the Judgement Day.

Since they believe that God/Jehovah and the Holy Ghost are on and the same, they do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah.

Although they take many Bible quotes and references literally, they do not believe that the world was made in 7 days. They believe that the act of creation lasted much longer, but that doesn’t stop them from believing in Judgement Day and Jehovah’s battle with “human government”.

They are shunned and not respected if they don’t practice a door-to-door approach to spreading “the good word”.

If you want to leave the religion, your friends and family will be strongly encouraged to cut all ties with you, and for the cult to shun you entirely.


If you want to get to know Jehovah’s Witnesses’ bedroom laws and rules, then you better stick to your Bible studies. Both the Old and New Testaments are crucial to understanding JW’s society and social norms, which are in fact strict rules that they like to implement like (Jehovah’s) laws.

There are a lot of Bible quotes about love & sexuality that they take very seriously, and although most of them don’t make a lot of sense or logic in today’s climate and the world, this doesn’t stop them from enforcing them in their inner circles with harsh gusto and strict discipline.

Be very careful how you approach them, and make sure you educate yourself thoroughly on their laws and rules before getting into any kind of contract or obligation with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Itana Rakic is a certified Theta Healing practitioner, Tarot reader, Astrologer, and a Reiki Master who lives in Belgrade, Serbia. She majored in Japanese Language and Culture at the University of Belgrade and went on to write many holistic articles for various magazines and sites, including 'Witch's Review'. Itana Haos Rakic is currently writing a fantasy book that has heavy uses of Astrology, magic and the occult sciences. She loves writing and is an experienced spiritualist too.