828Just over a year ago we featured Eight Twenty Eight, a story of faith, love, and disability. It has since been published, and for the month of July the audiobook can be downloaded for free over at Christian Audio: christianaudio.com/free/. The site does not require creating an account, but you will be added to their newsletter if you download the audiobook.

The original post from June 2014 is below.


Disability can create complexities in belonging to a faith community and impact personal relationships as well: family, friendship, and romance. The video below is an update to the story of Ian and Larissa Murphy that also recaps their story of love and the experience of a traumatic brain injury.

They have written a book on their story, Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up which can be ordered on Amazon. The discription of the book is as follows:

What if that

thing you really feared happened? Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine? They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring. They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old. They did not imagine a car accident. They did not imagine his brain injury. They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him. And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be. Theirs and God’s.

The original short film on their marriage can be viewed here.

What are your thoughts on this video and the impact of disability on intimate relationships?