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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennafraugh) | 444 comments Mod
Ok, feel free to discuss the book in this thread. As usual, warn others before you say things that may spoil the story. Example*********spoiler alert******** Also, I will be posting questions that you can discuss as well to create some general discussion. Have fun!

message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennafraugh) | 444 comments Mod
1. Was the love between Abby and John stronger or weaker in light of the fact that they had so recently changed their minds about getting divorced? Explain.

2.Trust takes time to build again, especially in a relationship that has fallen victim to betrayal. How did this truth present itself in Abby and John’s relationship?

3. Has trust ever been an issue between you and someone you love? Describe that situation.

4. How were you able to finally trust that person again?

5.The Reynoldses’ son was involved in Internet pornography. What are your thoughts on whether this form of sexual sin is addictive? What examples from the book do you think would help in breaking that addiction for you or someone you love?

6.What role did Abby play in the family drama after John’s injury? Why was this damaging to her?

7. Nicole experienced a blow to her faith after her father was paralyzed. Why do you think this was? What finally helped her come back to a place of believing?

8. Have you ever suffered through a time that tore at your faith? What made believing in God so difficult during that time? How did you work through that time?

9. Jake’s reaction to his role in Coach Reynolds’s injury was one of horrendous guilt. What were Jake’s feelings regarding his possible punishment? How did he grow during this season of sorrow and guilt?

10. Describe a time when you did something for which you couldn’t forgive yourself. What brought about those feelings? How were you able to get past them and finally heal?

11.What were some of the ways the love between Abby and John grew during his wheelchair days? Describe your favorite moment between these two. Why was it special?

12. Love is not always easy. Describe a time when you were able to share love with someone through a difficult time. How did it strengthen your relationship? What did you learn in the process?

message 3: by Kim (new)

Kim | 1 comments I just finished A Time to Embrace! It is such a wonderfully written story. To be honest, I did not have any other expectations! It is easy to identify with the characters and the story is full of God's truth. The story reminded me divorce can be very real for many Christians. God must be and remain the center.

Was the love between Abby and John stronger or weaker in light of the fact that they had so recently changed their minds about getting divorced? Explain.

I believe they were stronger. They made a concious decision or committment to stay married trusting God to provide the rest. God was faithful to renew their love and committment for one another. I see it as the three years they spent neglecting one another as the time in which the three stranded chord became frayed or weakened. When Christ was again placed at the center ,the chord became strong or was repaired.

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

message 4: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennafraugh) | 444 comments Mod
I thought of the same verse you did! I agree, when they made a conscious decision to put Christ back into their marriage, then they were able to heal and repair it.

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