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Sunday, August 08, 2010

New Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win Who Do I Lean On by Neta Jackson.

To enter for a chance to win this book simple answer one of the following questions...

What do you think would be harder? Fighting over custody of your children with your husband in a divorce, or dealing with a husband who gambles so much that you end up homeless? Your answer will in no way influence your chance of winning. I just thought it would be an interesting question and would like to see what people say about it. I will draw a winner using the randomizer program next Sunday, August 15th.

Who Do I Lean On? (A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel)
About the book: 

Now that Gabby is back on her feet after being in a homeless shelter, she has a new dream that will stretch her faith farther than ever. 

Gabby expects a fight from her husband over custody of their boys, but she is taken aback when he leans on her for a loan to cover his gambling debts. When she turns him down, Philip makes a desperate move that puts Gabby, her friends at the shelter, and even the House of Hope at risk.

The props Gabby usually leans on--Jodi, her Yada Yada prayer partner; her friend Harry, the ex-cop; and Lee, her lawyer, who has fallen in love with Gabby--are not always there when she needs them most. Gabby must make a decision that could change the course of her life. But is it for better--or for worse?

My thoughts:

Haven't read this book yet. It's somewhere in my huge stack of books.


Cindi said...

What a difficult decision. I guess that I would find it more difficult to deal with the thought of losing my children. Knowing I have a place to go has never worried me. My kids were and continue to be in the forefront of my mind even though they are technically adults or soon will be.

fredamans said...

I've been through the custody battle, and was traumatized as well as my 2 children. That cannot be healed as easy as finding a new home or job, or even husband. Sorry.


Unknown said...

Whew, what difficult questions. One of the prime considerations here is dealing with addiction. Gambling is quite often addictive and the odds are against a compulsive gambler becoming rich, fat and happy. If it were my husband gambling to the point of putting his family up for auction and we end up homeless; it's not a problem of accepting it, as how to deal with help the children deal with it. In my mind, safety and shelter first to remove the family to an unspecified shelter without knowledge available to my husband. Far from ideal, and without further discussion as to which would be harder..I think ending up homeless is harder. Beyond on God first, friends and family also. There would possibly be a divorce in the works, possibly a custody battle...and concern for the husband to find help for his addiction. This is not a good answer, sorry for all the "ifs and what ifs."

Being homeless would be harder in my estimation.

Reliance Always on Christ,
Barb Shelton
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Anonymous said...

To me, the children need to be protected and taken care of.

Would love to read ths book.


Julia M. Reffner said...

Hmmm...difficult question. I guess I would fear losing the custody battle because I feel with counseling and a lot of help it is possible to work through the addiction problem...but I can't imagine being separated from my husband or children. So if we could be together to work things out that would be my choice.


Leah said...

I would have to say fighting over custody of your children.

Sounds like a good book, i've never read it.

Unknown said...

Very tough question. I would hope hubby and I would not reach this point but if we did and I had to fight for my kids that would be more stressful than anything else to me.

Nancye said...

I think dealing with a spouse with a gambling addiction would be extremely hard because it's an addiction. Unless they were in a treatment program and were forced to quit, I think they would keep gambling. Custody battles have to be so difficult too.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

rbooth43 said...

A very difficult decision, but there is more to lose if there are children involved. My first concern would be the children. My son has had this problem and he and his ex-wife worked together for the children's sake. I am proud for both of them because they worked out joint custody for the children's well being. I advise that all divorces be this way, unless there is abuse involved.


Karen said...

I'd have to say the custody battle. We have a large extended family, so we'd always have somewhere to go, but to have to fight for my kids would be torture.

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and the winner is...


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