Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fireproof

Larry and I saw a movie last night that we really enjoyed. I didn't know what to expect from it, but I ended up liking it. It is a story about a couple's marriage on the rocks, and what they do to save it. It is about selfishness and pride within relationships, sin and addiction, and the saving power of Jesus Christ. I thought that it was a bit heavy-handed where the gospel was concerned, but that is just aesthetics. I totally agree with the message, I just don't always enjoy being hit over the head with it. Having said that, I hope it won't deter anyone from seeing it. There is so much good in this movie. It touches on so many timely truths about saving families and how God really is willing AND ABLE to help us to overcome the world in our relationships with the ones who matter the most.

I also thought its treatment of pornography to be very refreshing. We live in a world that doesn't seem to condemn the viewing of pornography as an evil, destructive force. Only in church addresses and magazines have I felt like people are speaking out about how it can destroy people, and therefore, families. I was happy to see that others are also speaking out about this corruption in our time, in a way that makes it clear that it is NOT okay, normal, or acceptable behavior. AMEN and AMEN. I also am very glad to see an example of people taking responsibility for their actions, realizing that no one is going to change them but themselves.

Enough on that, the film is called Fireproof. I hope you will see it--there is much to be gained.

Can I just say that I love my husband? Money is tight, yet he bought me tulips (and roses). I LOVE tulips. They are my all-time favorite flower. Absolutely. Hands down. Even my kids know that I love tulips. Roses are nice, too, but nothing touches my heart like a tulip.

It is the little things that make a woman feel special. Not to sound corny, but I think coming down in the morning to clean dishes in the dishwasher (that I didn't load or start) is one of the most romantic things around. I know, I know, I am easy to please. Thank goodness, I think.

4 comments:

Tara Brooks said...

We just saw this a couple weeks ago too. I had heard a lot about it since we live in the "bible belt", but never got around to seeing it.
We rented it and were worried at first because of the corny acting, but ended up being able to see past it, and absolutely LOVING the story!!!
Amen to everything you said. I really loved the message.

TM CLAN said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Netflix brought us this dvd a couple of days ago and we finally got time to watch it. The message was clear and believable. Seems Kirk Cameron is staying true to his own personal convictions!

liz said...

Did I ever tell you that tulips are my favorite? See--k.s. again!
We saw Fireproof recently and I echo your commentary!!

MelanieJ said...

I'm surprised so many of you saw this movie--I hadn't even heard about it. All these kindred spirits! Who knew?!