have found the following general guidance and advice
to be useful:
seek expert advice and guidance as soon as you
are aware of any family members’ involvement
yourself on the subject of Scientology; this does
not necessarily involve any of their doctrinal
any conversation with the member regarding Scientology
always be honest and open about your concerns.
aware that a member will usually display an irrational
sometimes aggressive reaction when confronted
with unfavourable statements or material regarding
also aware that when talking on the subject of
Scientology the conversation sometimes may appear
to be irrational and can very quickly escalate
to direct confrontation. When this occurs try
to remain as calm as you can; if the situations
becomes difficult withdraw until another time.
to members can require a great deal of patience
and understanding therefore try not to harbour
within yourself any adverse emotions, albeit temporary,
such as :-resentment, bitterness, anger, hatred
love covers a multitude of indiscretions and you
must try and stay in touch with the member even
if the relationship has become tense and difficult.
be assured that if a member is not living with
you, or even if he has *‘disconnected’
from you, they will always read your correspondence
despite what they may say to the contrary.
any dealings with the organisation itself always
communicate in writing and do not make any threats.
could be considered an unconditional aspect of
love which you may find will enable you to continue
when very difficult and tense times are trying
to engulf you. Be encouraged, never give up for
‘Love never fails.’
Disconnection is a term used in Scientology to
deal with any opposition to the members continued
and active involvement and entails the withdrawal
of the member from any direct or indirect contact
with the source of the opposition.