Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Making a Graceful Exit

Though we live in Newark, Amy and I go to church in Wilmington. For a while we've been thinking about joining a small group, but our problem was that my church's couples groups are all in Wilmington. After my commute to Aberdeen, we had no desire to trek up to Wilmington once a week. When a small group finally started up closer to home in January, we decided to give it a try. After seven months, we've given it a heck of a try and we're sick of trying.

I wish I could say that the other couples in the group were horrible people. But they aren't, they're very nice folks. But we've come to realize that they weren't our friends when the group started and aren't going to become our friends anytime soon. We have things in common, but not enough. Very nice just isn't enough and we find it a chore.

So how do we break up with them? I don't want to lie to them, but I also don't want to tell them that we find them tiresome.


Jon the Presbyter said...

Tell the study leader in private that it just isn't a good fit for the two of you, and you want to try other options. Then stop going. No need to make a big scene in front of everybody.

Nick, said...

Start your own group and try inviting your friends! Then tell your old groupd your decided to start your own.

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