I’ve heard from two of you that went to see Fireproof. I was able to see it on Saturday and I have to say that I thought it was fabulous! What a powerful movie about loving someone even if it’s hard. This movie casts hope for marriages. If you can go see it, please do!
If you went and saw it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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We went with a number of couples from our church. While I enjoyed the movie, I thought that too much of the blame fell on Caleb and that as long as he fixed his problems then it could all work out. Neither man or woman is perfect. I would have liked to have seen her work a little harder on her marriage. I was disappointed that her AHA! moment was due to Caleb spending his $24000 on her mother instead of a boat. It just seemed like her love and forgiveness had to be *bought* All his other gestures seemed more significant than that.
I also would have liked them to have had a conversation about her flirting with the other doctor…something to show that she was just as inappropriate in her behavior! Overall though it does paint hope that marriages even in the worst pit can be saved and that we really do need to work on our own selfishness to achieve better relationships.
I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve heard good things from several people I know. One of the college students from my church said this: FIREPROOF was one of the BEST movies i’ve ever seen. i would super duper encourage u to go see it if u haven’t already. BEN!! went to go see it again. when Ben see’s movies twice, u kno its a big deal. lol! but for real! Fireproof=super touching and convicting. This is a HUGE testament to the Christian FAITH!! :0) ♥
I saw it with my husband on Saturday and we loved it! We have been encouraging everyone to go see it. I’m considering buying the tickets for a friend of mine who is “ready” to divorce.
I especially liked that both of them had fault, which is recognizable…even if not to the same extent…in so many couples. Although my husband and I are happy, our relationship is far from perfect, and this showed us that we each have things to work on, be they big OR small.
Even the stereotypes (the group hug, the gossiping coworkers, etc.) are based in truth and I thought it was important for people to see that even if you don’t LIKE that those things may happen, they DO and we need to know how to deal with it in real life.
Anyway, didn’t mean to write a book about it, but EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS!
Gabe and I had planned to go see it for my birthday, but I was bummed that it wasn’t playing in Bloomington. With a kiddo at home and my parents only visiting for a short time, we couldn’t make it over to Champaign or Peoria. But I’ve heard nothing but GREAT things about it and am excited to see it – hopefully before it hits DVD!
Glad to hear the good reports on this movie! We’d like to see it, but haven’t, yet.
I just got back last night from the conference in Grand Rapids. It was my first time going. Thank you!!!!! Thank you for what you do!!! I can’t even explain to you how much I felt like I belonged there and how in awe I was of all the women I met and the speakers that I went to see. It was wonderful! I told my husband last night that I have to go back next year no matter what!
My husband and I did go see “FIREPROOF”. Our church rented out the theater and gave away free tickets to those who were not regular attenders of our church. The theater was packed!!! We loved it! I think it is THE BEST movie I have ever seen in my entire life! I have been telling everyone I know to go see it. I loved the balance in the movie. Goofy guy humor, romance for girls, and THE GOSPEL!!! I laughed and I cried, although, not as much as I did at the conference this weekend!
Thank God for you and what you do! I was in the workshop that you did with your husband. I was so inspired by the two of you. My husband and I have only been married for 4 years. We are happily married, but both realize that we want to work hard and try not to get to those places of despair. We know there will be ups and downs, but when we’re down, we want to turn to God immediately and not let it get too far away from us. Thank you for sharing and for being so transparent.
You now have a new blog reader in me! I can’t wait to explore your ministry and resource materials, along with the others that I was exposed to this weekend!
Sorry for writing so much! I just had to tell you!
I don’t think that the movie was trying to suggest that her love was bought by Caleb spending $24k on a boat. I think it was the reassurance she needed to believe that God really did change him and he was putting her needs above his wants. Also, she did take ownership for her faults in the last scene where she asks him to forgive her. Plus, the man is the leader of the household and he was the person to blame for letting things get out of control in the marriage. Yes, marriage is a partnership and both people have to be loving, committed and responsible- but, ultimately Caleb is the leader of that household and wasn’t doing his duties as a husband therefore she had wandering eyes.
I thought it was a fabulous movie and am very excited about a movie with good morals and values on the big scene.
Yes, I went with my sister and a new friend to Fireproof and we laughed, were scared (in those manly fireman scenes!) and cried! It was really truly a Christian-theme based movie. I was impressed at how well they did. I would’ve liked to have seen the wife repentant for her emotional affair with the cute Dr. though. I have a “knitting blog” and keep you on my sidebar so others can find you! 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement!
I wish I could go see it due to low funds going to the movies are not there for us. But…I got to met Kurt C. years ago to learn more about The way of the Master. It was a great date day my hubby and I had and he is as nice in person as he is on the big screen. sigh!
Have a Blessed Week.
Katrina in AZ