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My wife is reading a book (by an undisclosed author) that she received for Christmas. It is a fiction book, but the reason that Mandy likes it so much is that it deals with real life issues. She has not finished yet, but tonight was talking to me about the book. The reason she talked to me about it is because she wanted to hear what I think the characters should do in their given situation. Here’s where you come in…I am going to lay out the scenario, but I will change the names of the characters (and some of the irrelevant details) and I want to know what you think should happen.
Katherine is the main character in the book, she is married to Tom. Katherine is a very busy business woman, Tom is a college professor who is also a journalist. For the last year, Tom has felt like Katherine doesn’t have time for him and when young Tina, one of his students, shows interest he begins pursuing her, to the point that he falls in love with her, tells Katherine that he wants a divorce and proceeds to move in with Tina and has lived with her for the last 3 months. In an effort to get Tina out of his mind before he leaves Katherine Tom makes love to Katherine and now Katherine is 3 months pregnant with their first child. About a month after Tom leaves Katherine runs into Jeremy, the man who she has known since they were 12 (they are now 28). They were childhood sweethearts and had dated for several years until when Jeremy was injured during a professional game (he is a professional athlete) and Katherine went to the hospital to visit him the nurse told her that Jeremy was in with his girlfriend. When Katherine heard this, she never entered the hospital room. Now, during the current situation, the mixup is uncovered and they realize that Jeremy never was unfaithful to her, he was in with the team trainer and had told the nurse he couldn’t wait to see his girlfriend (Katherine). Katherine starts to let herself fall for Jeremy when Tom finds out that she is pregnant with their child and asks their pastor for a meeting between the pastor, Katherine, and himself because he has realized all that he is leaving behind.
We don’t know yet whether or not Tom wants to come back, but here is the question for you to answer, let’s assume Tom does want to come back and he leaves Tina, what should Katherine do?
A couple of Bible passages come to mind as I think about this:
- The book of Hosea
- Malachi 2:16
- Matthew 5:32
- Matthew 19:1-12
Remember, don’t just be a spectator, let me know what you think…