1. In Piece de Resistance, Lexi is given a bigger job than she thinks she can handle. Has that ever happened to you? In what circumstances, and what did you do to handle it?
2. Is it truly possible to be in “like or love” with two people at once, or is it more likely that you’re in “like or love” with one person but unable or unwilling to end it with the other?
3. Lexi wrestles with how she is supposed to serve and minister. So often, as Christians, we wander around looking for our calling to serve. Could it be that God doesn’t call us to a specific group or kind of activity but rather that the call is to serve Him with whatever He places in front of us? How does this work out in the book, and in your own life?
4. Sacrificial love plays an important role in this book. Describe a time when you’ve offered or been given sacrificial love from someone other than the Lord. How did it affect your life, then and now?
5. Is it better to have decisions made for you and settle in to them or to make them on your own and promise yourself not to second guess? Which do you think is true for Lexi?
6. Have you ever been jealous of someone, only to find out later that their seemingly perfect life wasn’t perfect after all? Lexi finds that out with Jill. How does it affect her? How did it affect you?
7. At Lexi’s first wedding show, disaster strikes because of a simple mistake. Her temptation is to blame God for not helping her. But in a twist, He helps her through this circumstance in ways she doesn’t yet understand. Has that ever happened to you? When? How did it all work out?
8. At the beginning of the series, Lexi and her mother wrestle with their interpersonal relationship. As Lexi has matured, though, their relationship has changed. How? Do you think this is often true in real life?
9. Lexi’s sister-in-law feels pressure to have a child even though she’s only been married a short time. Do you think there is considerable pressure on young women to have children right after marriage? If so, is this right or wrong?
10. Lexi takes an interest in mentoring Jessica because she’s been well mentored by Patricia. Have you been mentored? How did it work out? Did it encourage or dissuade you to mentor others?
11. Jessica needs to let go of an unhealthy friendship. Have you ever had an unhealthy friendship? What did it look like, and how did you know you needed to bring it to an end?
12. The French word, Adieu, for goodbye, means “Go with God.” Do you offer that kind of benediction, in attitude if not in words, when you part with others?