Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fireproof your marriage!

Below is a recommendation from one of my friends in Kansas City, Janet, about a movie that is coming out in a couple of weeks. One of our memers here, Gary, has also sent me information about this movie. It is a movie that can help our marriages. Check out her story below!
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Last week Karie and I won tickets to see an advanced prescreening of a movie from K-LOVE (a local radio station). Tuesday night was the big night and I have to write to you and encourage you in the strongest words possible to go see the movie when it comes out.

The movie was "Fireproof". It is made by the same people (a large Baptist church in Georgia) that made "Flywheel" and "Facing the Giants". While their previous two movies were excellent, they did seem to lack a bit in quality (such as filming, acting, effects, etc), but not this time. For this movie they actually hired a Hollywood studio to help them (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures (He was the "Goldwyn" of Metro Goldwyn Maier (MGM)), so the special effects, filming, and acting are just as good as anything that Hollywood can produce.

Now the important part...it is the story of a couple who are having SEVERE marriage trouble and are on the brink of divorce. Days before they were to file for divorce, the husband's (Kirk Cameron) father challenges him to a 40 day love dare. This is a wonderful story of how God brought their marriage from the brink of divorce and restored them and of how God worked through them individually to bring them to Christ. This is a completely 100% clean movie with absolutely nothing objectionable in it and it has a VERY powerful and positive message of marital commitment and faith in God.

The movie is being released nationwide on Friday, September 26. The theaters have agreed to give it only a 1 week trial run. What this means is that if there aren't enough people that go to the movie on Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 26-28, then after the first week it will be pulled from the theaters. This movie has such a powerful life-changing message that has the potential of changing tens of thousands of lives and marriages as well as introducing these people to God, it would be a terrible shame for this to only be in theaters for 7 days. I encourage all of you to make plans now go to this movie on one of these three days and bring as many people with you as you can. I know movie tickets are expensive but I strongly believe it is money well spent.

To see a movie trailer, learn more about the movie or to see a complete listing of all theaters nationwide that will be playing this movie, go to www.fireproofthemov ie.com.

What struggles do most marriages face? How can we best "fireproof" our marriages?

5 comments:

Its Just Me. said...

I checked this out it looks like it will be good. It is playing at McKinney and Allen @ 121.

James said...

Thanks for the info!

Mr. E said...

My wife Jamie and I have tickets to watch the movie with a local church on Opening Night. My work organization went to see a sneek preview of the movie a few weeks back, but I was in Austin at a conference and didn't get to watch it. I can't wait to see it. I have heard it is a great film.

Check out my blog about Saving Marriages...I posted it on Sept. 10th.

jaspermom said...

Did you know that the Love Dare devo book Kirk C. uses in the movie is a real book? You can get it at www.thelovedarebook.com. We got it and it's phenomenal. Wow, a movie about covenant marriage and unconditional love--not a popular idea in film these days, but IT'S ABOUT TIME!

patrick said...

I just got back from watching Fireproof... it was great to see such a different-flavored movie on the regular, big screen