Tuesday, January 27, 2009

FIREPROOF

Tonight we watched the movie Fireproof and I just had to post my thoughts about it here:

We loved it.  

We are so proud that a nationally shown movie (rated #4 at the box office) captured a typical American marriage complete with common marital issues with such honesty, integrity and transparency.  Fireproof shone a light on the many struggles that a marriage can encounter (financial, emotional, sexual) with honesty that most movies don't show (and movie-goers don't expect), as well as providing the answer that can provide renewal, reconciliation, and healing: Jesus.  

How bold to put it all out there and proclaim the truth that is found in Him.  So many marriages are falling apart and honestly, although Mark and I have been Christians for the majority of our lives, our own marriage was once at risk.  Through the grace of Christ we made the decision to start over and place our marriage in His perfect hands and since then our marriage and love for one another hasn't been the same.  

February, 2007 - We decided to get baptized as a couple.


A renewed marriage in Christ.

If you are in a marriage that is just okay or if things are nearing divorce, I urge you to commit your life to Christ, pray for forgiveness and for God to restore your marriage.  You can start by watching Fireproof.

2 comments:

Krystyn said...

What a great idea...and a great way to celebrate your marriage and reconnect.

Amber said...

I love, love, love this idea. :0) I've just found you...we have a whole lot in common (including LOVING the same books!) I'm reading more...anticipating your first placement and my....21st. :0)

Nice to "meet" you!!!