I'd like to solicit some advice from this group regarding my current situation.
My wife, who now has come to Jesus, is formerly a Jehovah's Witness. My stepson (8yo), who was born into that organization, still has a Grandmother who is actively a JW. Today in the mail, he got a package (addressed to him) from her which contained Jehovah Witness literature. Am I overreacting in being upset by this? Understand, that I've gone head to head with these folks (the JW) a number of times and do not want their literature in my home under any circumstances other than the situation where I have agreed to allow them to witness to me under the express understanding that I will be witnessing to them right back.
To be honest I'm a little infuriated by this, because I think it's typical JW tactics – that is to cower and hide from the individual who may give them a run for their money and instead focus their efforts on the week, destitute or feeble minded. In any event I feel as though this woman is attempting to subjugate my spiritual leadership of this family.
My first reaction was that I should reply to her mail by mailing some literature from my own church, but I think that this would be done in spite and not in the intention for which the literature was written. I don't wish to antagonize this woman and I haven't missed that this is actually an opportunity for me to witness to her. I'm considering writing to her and offering for her to witness to me, if she wishes to influence the spiritual direction of my family, but the JW literature sent to my stepson will have to stop and that if she can not agree to that that my wife and I will have to start censoring her mail. Is this too strong a response? I want to balance a loving Christian response with the firm statement that I will not allow the literature of this cult in my home except for the situation described above.
Any advice, prayer or relevant scripture would be deeply appreciated.