1. Jenna was outgoing and confident in high school and college. But her husband’s constant
derision, along with his infidelity and the divorce, made her feel worthless and a failure. Have you
ever felt that way? How did you overcome it? How did God help you? Are there any Scripture
verses that encouraged you?
2. As a single mom, Jenna is greatly blessed to have a loving and helpful family. But not all single
parents have that kind of support. Do you know a single parent who is trying to deal with
everything on her/his own? What are some things others can do to help?
3. When Nate was in high school, Dub basically told him that he wasn’t good enough for Jenna.
And Nate agreed. Is there something you desperately want but don’t think you deserve because
you aren’t good enough? How can you change—or change that perception—to reach your goal?
4. Though post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t happen to everyone who has been traumatized,
it can happen to someone who has been through war, natural disasters, rape, mugging,
kidnapping, being held captive, serious car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, child abuse, etc.
Or it could stem from witnessing something such a plane crash. People often will have many of
the symptoms right after the traumatic experience, but it isn’t considered PTSD unless the
symptoms last for a month or longer. Have you ever experienced anything traumatic like this?
How did you feel afterward? Did those feelings and problems eventually fade away? Or do some
of them still trouble you? If so, what have you done, or what can you do to get help?
5. Nate knew he was having problems, but he thought if he toughed it out, they would go away.
Even when he finally admitted to himself that he probably had PTSD, he wanted to leave his
family and friends and go off by himself so he wouldn’t put anyone in danger. Why is it
important for someone with PTSD (or some other issue) to recognize that they have a problem
and admit that they need help? Why was he afraid to seek help?