Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, "The Angels")
The story begins by detailing Jane Conrad's experiences of being a Navy pilot's wife. While she has to deal with long separations, loneliness, isolation, and bravery, she realizes that fear that will forever be a part of her life--her fear that her husband's job will eventually kill him. This fear leads to nightmares and hallucinations as Jane struggles to cope with this now-recognized reality. Fear is a very powerful emotion. It can spur us to action, cause us to quake, or immobilize us.
The object of this daily lesson is to study this one aspect of being a military wife--fear--and understand how we can overcome our fears to be better people.
1. Task: Divide the class into small groups of three or four people each. Have them share one thing that they are afraid of (e.g., being alone, spiders, the dark) and how they typically...
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