6. Even though Meredith felt like she didn’t get the respect at work she deserved due to her position, she didn’t feel like she could say anything to her parents about it—that if she worked hard enough and proved herself, they would eventually give her that respect. Eventually, her brother intervenes on her behalf, opening her parents’ eyes to the situation. Do you need to have a conversation like that with your boss? Or are you more like Meredith’s parents, overlooking and taking for granted your employees? Do you tell your children they are appreciated and increase their responsibilities when they prove themselves trustworthy?
7. Major thinks about the quote from the John Wayne movie, “Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.” What do you think of that sentiment? Is apologizing or admitting you’re wrong a sign of weakness?
8. Do you assume that people are going to think worse of you if they find out some secret about your past or your family? What happens when you make that assumption?
9. Meredith spent many years praying for God to give her “the desire of her heart”—to have Major fall in love with her. Why do you think it took her changing her prayer to a request for contentment for God to give her the desire of her heart?
10. When Major is in the hospital, Forbes confronts him about telling Meredith the truth about his mother. Forbes tells Major he needs to do what the Bible commands and honor his mother. What does “Honor thy father and mother” mean to you? How do we honor our parents?