Sometimes Things Don’t Go As Smoothly as You Think They Should

Last night, we hosted the second night of our marriage group. I’m still scratching my head a little bit. It didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. Here’s a note that I wrote to the group following our meeting.

Good evening everyone! Thanks for coming and being part of the group last night. Here’s where my honest assessment comes in – I should preface this by mentioning that I’ve led small groups for several years. Honestly, last night felt very “flat” to me. I’m not sure if it was my lack of energy, difficult curriculum, a tough subject matter, or just the fact that we’re all still getting to know one another. At any rate, I want to apologize for not helping to make last night’s conversation more engaging. I just want you to know that Leanne and I are committed to molding this thing into something that will be a positive, growing time for all of us. So… we’ll be working diligently between now and next Wednesday to find ways to make this the best possible experience for all of us, and we’ll trust that each of you will come ready and prepared to talk about the saboteurs of our marriages. Deal?

Here’s your homework for next week: Read Chapters 4 & 5 from the book. Do Exercises 9-14 from the workbook.

We look forward to seeing you all next week!
Jon and Leanne

Have you ever experienced anything like this? I’d love to hear your story (it might make me feel a little better).

Until the next post, I’m glad I belong to the God of second chances…