Elizabeth doesn't just share her own story in Broken Open. She also tells the stories of ordinary people who were broken open into a fuller life, often through tragedy. Elizabeth met Glen and Connie at Omega Institute—they had gone to hear Elizabeth speak—and their story is featured in a chapter of the book.
Two years after Glen and Connie were married, they had twin boys, Eric and Ryan, who were born on New Year's Eve 1978. Five years later, they had a daughter, Kate. "I really thought I had the life scripted right out," Connie says. "I thought, 'These boys will ride their bikes down this little street, and Katie will go to nursery school here, and then they'll grow up, and then they'll be married and Eric will be Ryan's best man.'"