Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fireproof

I watched the movie Fireproof yesterday.  Fireproof is normally not the kind of movie I would have chosen.   I'm not a real touchy-feely, inspirational movie type of person.  Basically I choose Fireproof because I had to pick something my mother would like as well.  That pretty much cut out anything with bad language, violence, and suspense.  I had heard about all the attention Fireproof is getting, but aside from that I knew nothing about the movie.

However, since I watched it, I cannot stop thinking about it.  And, no, this has nothing to do with my adolescent crush on Kirk Cameron.  For those of you who do not know, Fireproof is ultimately about the rebuilding of a marriage based on God's version of love.  Despite the horrible mediocre acting, it was amazing.  
I have always felt like I have a great marriage, but this movie has made me wonder what I can do to make it even better.  It makes me question how I would respond if I had to endure the "worse" part of "for better or for worse".  I am even considering doing the Love Dare...just to see what would happen.  
I'm sure some of you have seen this movie.  What do you think?

7 comments:

Summer said...

I'm not married...but I LOOOOOOVE THIS MOVIE!!! OH My GOSH! I thought it was grrreat! (yes, the acting not exactly oscar-worthy..but...) the message was fantastic! Very touching!

Summer said...

Oh also...did you know that Kirk Cameron will not kiss any woman other than his wife? So, in that ending scene where his wife shows up at the firehouse and they run together and kiss and embrace....that's actually his real-life wife??!! Pretty cool, I think!

Shannon Strong said...

Ron and I watched it too...I loved it. We bought the love dare book and are getting ready soon to do it as well. We have a good marriage too...but it does make you wonder if it could be even better! Ron was really touched by it which surprised me because I thought he was going to think it was too mushy of a movie to watch-but it was all good. Hope you had a nice vacation :-)

Steph said...

I've read the book not the movie and am thinking about getting the love dare book and following it. I really agree with you about making you think what you can do better, the book was awesome and pretty true to the move from what I hear.

Krystyn said...

We keep saying we need to see it..but we haven't yet.

EH said...

I watched the movie together with hubby as a valentines date. Great theme, I wish they would have had better acting and were more open {just come out and tell us he has a porn issue}. I think too many people beat around the bush and that is why so many marriages are in trouble... man just don't have anyone they can talk opening with. There is a Love Dare group on Facebook... they started April 6... I thought about joining but didn't.
Thanks for the compliment on the piano pic.

Pam said...

Haven't seen it but maybe we should check it out soon. Thanks for the tip!