The sad event went kind of like this:
me: hey! before we start our study of Mark, I wanted to ask you a couple of questions . . .
them: awesome! go ahead.
me: sooooo . . . if you were studying your bible, and you were to be convinced about some doctrine that the Watchtower didn't approve of, (crazy, I know!) would you believe what you understood the Bible was saying, or what the Watchtower told you to believe?
them: well, we would know that we just needed to wait patiently for our hearts and our understanding to change and align with the Watchtower.
me: so you are saying that even if you were suuuuuper convinced that the Bible was saying something different, you wouldn't believe the Bible.
them: (forty five minutes later) that's right.
me: then why are we studying the Bible?
them: smug nod
me: so really, we should be basing all our study on the Watchtower materials?
them: you got it!
me: But I don't trust the Watchtower!
them: Naomi, it really seems clear to us that this is an indicator from the spirit that we need to need to stop meeting, and we need to preach to other people instead of you.
I'm not necessarily surprised, but I'm still disappointed.
(and even though they won't meet with me any more, I'll still pray for them)