I Don't Think They'd Trust Me If They Knew...

I'm involved in Children's Ministries at our church. However, I don't really like kids. I was asked to help by the pastor's wife...so I agreed. But I think if they really knew how I felt about kids, the parents wouldn't want their kids to be around me...<sigh>

chikbee chikbee
36-40, F
3 Responses Feb 8, 2007

I totally understand where you are coming from. I have been in that same position.<br />
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The issue I had is that every time you agree to do something they ask you to do more and more. I got fed up and stopped volunteering. But the wife still does and they are now taking advantage of her. I got so upset I just recently decided to stop going to that church.<br />
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It was the same at another church I went too. So now I am taking time away from any churches. This happened to me some years ago and it took me years to get back. My wife doesn't like the fact I have decided to abstain from going back to our church. I need some time away from the "organization" of church again.<br />
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The other thing that bugs the heck out me is that they can't make individual decisions on certain mostly unimportant topics and everything has to be determined by committee.<br />
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I could go on and on with this subject but I don't want to belabor the point and bore you all to death. LOL

Chill, at least you gave them your time of the day.

One of the reasons I originally stopped going to church is because I hated getting roped into creche or kids' church... do you have kids of your own? If so, you could try explaining that you need "you" time away from children when you're at church, to be with God and re-charge your spiritual batteries.