Love Warrior (Melton)

Discussion Questions
We'll add publisher questions if and when they're available; in the meantime, use these LitLovers talking points to start a discussion for Love Warrior...then take off on our own:

1. Some readers have felt the book was voyeuristic: the information is too intimate and feels like eavesdropping on moments too private for public consumption. Do you feel that way? Or do you find Glennon Melton Doyle's revelations insightful and believe she is courageous in openning up her rawness and pain to others?

2. Does this book—and Glennon's journey to transform her life—resonate with you? Do you see aspects of yourself in the author and her life? Why or why not?

3. Talk about the unraveling of Glennon and Craig's marriage? What are the fault lines in the relationship? Do you recognize any aspect of the couple's issues in your relationships? What do you think about Craig?

4. Does the book offer hope? Does the news that the couple is ultimately pursuing divorce change how you feel about the advice in the book? Does outcome undermine process?

5. The author has to say this about pain:

Instead of running away from my pain, was I supposed to run toward it? Perhaps pain was not a hot potato after all, but are traveling professor. Maybe instead of slamming the door on pain, I need to throw open the door wide and say, Come in. Sit down with me. And don't leave until you've taught me what I need to know.

How do most of us deal with pain: by facing it or avoiding it? How do you approach pain?

6. Talk about Glennon's struggle with her body image? Does her unease resonate with you or people you know? In what way is how one thinks one should be, and how one actually is, an unhealthy contradiction? Can that contradiction ever be healthy?

7. What is the role of forgiveness in this book? What part do you think it should—or should not—play in a relationship, marriage or otherwise?

(Questions by LitLovers. Please feel free to use them, online or off, with attribution. Thanks.)

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