Before Listening

Victorian houses in San Francisco.

In this first episode of the podcast “This is Love,” Phoebe Judge introduces us to the story of a family: David, Jessie, and their two daughters. I’ve broken the episode into two parts.

In Part I, David tells us about how he and Jessie met, her family’s reaction to their relationship, their marriage, the birth of their daughters, and Jessie’s illness.

Listen with the following questions in mind:

  • What goes wrong on their first date? How does Jessie react, and what does that tell us about her personality?
  • How does David feel around Jessie’s friends and family, and why?
  • What difficult choice are they faced with as Jessie becomes ill?
Jody and Julienne.