Young Married Group Meeting

I started talking with one of my married friends a couple months ago about how there just doesn’t seem to be many groups for young married people. I’m not sure why that is, but it seems to be true where we live. I’ve tried calling different churches and everything, but there are just not very many places to meet other married couples.

So my friend and I talked with our husbands and we decided that we’d start our own. We picked out a Bible study to do, set up our first meeting and invited any other couples that might like to come.

On Monday we had our first meeting. If you want to call it a meeting. Derek and I kind of messed it up.

When we first set it up we said we’d meet at a Starbucks downtown at 7:00 PM. We figured it would be a good time to meet because then we’d have two hours after work to get down there.

Well, they changed Derek’s work schedule this year so that he doesn’t get off until 6:00 PM. I’m not sure why we thought we’d still be able to make it down there in an hour, but there was just no way. So I called to let my friend know that we’d be there a little late.

As we approached the area we realized that the directions we had printed from the internet to the Starbucks were incorrect. We ended up calling my friend again and one of the other husbands directed us to the Starbucks. By the time we got there we were forty minutes late.

When Derek was on the phone getting directions a bunch of water suddenly splashed onto our windshield. We thought maybe someone had dumped some water out their window or something. Until we pulled into the parking lot of the Starbucks and the coolant light came on. Then we realized that all that liquid was the coolant from our car. I’m just glad that we made it there before we broke down.

Sometimes I think Satan likes to sabotage us when we try to get to know other married couples. This has happened to us before – the care broke down last year when we tried to meet up with another couple for dinner and a movie.

So we went in to Starbucks, feeling a little embarrassed, and let everyone know what happened.

It was a meeting in the sense that we all met there, but the arrival of Derek and me broke up the meeting. The other couples were so nice about it though – my friend told me they were all hoping that we wouldn’t feel bad, because they had a nice time talking, and we weren’t planning on starting the Bible study part until next time anyway.

All things considered the evening turned out alright. We met the other couple and sat and talked for a few minutes, then my friend and her husband took us to a Checkers and Derek bought a wrench and fixed the car himself (I’m so glad I have a husband who knows what to do when stuff like that happens). While the guys were fixing the coolant hose I got to visit with my friend, so it all worked out okay, even though it didn’t turn out like we expected.

I’m pretty excited because it seems like it’s a really good group! It’ll be nice to be able to get to know everyone and to make some friends as a couple. There are only two other couples besides Derek and me, but I think that’s a good number. In three weeks everyone is going to come up to our house for the next meeting.

Looks like I have some cleaning to do!


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Jessica said...

I agree that sometimes Satan likes to sabotage us. Maybe God has something wonderful planned through this Bible study, and Satan doesn't want to see it happen!

What book are you guys studying? My women's group is going to start "Crazy Love" next week and I can't wait!

Mrs. Lukie said...

I, too, agree that Satan likes to sabotage us. ::sigh::

I wish we were able to be part of a young married group--but with my hubby's work schedule, he NEVER has the same nights off, or even close. It's just too tough to do, unless WE were the ones leading the group & planned it on varying nights, based on his schedule.

Hmm...that's a thought!!

Kelley said...

What a wonderful idea! I have desperately been trying to find a young marrieds group with no luck.

I love that even with all the barriers to making the meeting, you still went!

AmyK said...

Aw, how fun! I've toyed with the idea of starting a similar group, but there's no way Hubby would go for it; he wouldn't be interested. I have also, however, considered starting a group for just young married women so I didn't have to worry about Hubby :p
We don't have anything good around here, either.
Hope everything works out!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Aw, sorry about your troubles! I would have been frustrated too.

That's great that you're getting together with other Christian couples, though. Sometimes it can be very hard to find couples to become friends with. Just keep praying, and God will put in your life those people He wants there. :)

OlyviaNoel said...

It's wonderful that you've started a young married's group. My husband and I have often thought of that ourselves... I admire you two for taking it on! It's always nice to be a part of something where you relate with other couples about marriage and Christianity. Look forward to hearing about your next meeting :)

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