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Dear Pastor Sam

Dear Pastor Sam,

My wife and I are unhappy in the church we are attending.  My wife wants to continue attending the church in hopes that things will change.  We are unhappy with the Pastor as he takes so long to get his point across and it seems like our service is always longer than the other churches in our area.  What do you think I should do?

                                                                                                                   Unhappy at Church

Dear Unhappy,

I always hated it when I had people leave the church and I never knew what the problem was.  I suggest that you and your wife sit down with your Pastor and discuss your issue.  I think that sometimes people are afraid of doing this as they feel their Pastor might tell them that they are just not spiritual enough and they will be embarrassed.  My take is if your Pastor isn’t understanding of your issue then you are probably in the wrong church. Maybe there is a reason he is taking longer to get his point across.  Let him explain it before you decide to leave.  Nextly, I want to suggest to you that when you do decide to leave make sure you are both in agreement.  Then maybe take a few Sunday and visit other churches in your area and see if they fit what you are looking for before you decide to leave.  Consult your Pastor and let him know that you are not leaving in anger. 

                                                                                                                         Pastor Martin

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