Years ago when I was faced with divorce many of my online friends said that before I made my final decision, we should watch the movie Fireproof. This movie is Christian based so it may deter some people, however, me being of an open mind wanted to watch this film. While I can’t say this film deterred the inevitable amicable divorce, it did open my mind to how a marriage should work. I am sharing my thoughts on the movie Fireproof today because so many are faced with the challenge of how to reconnect with their spouse.
Kirk Cameron stars in Fireproof, as Caleb, where he is a heroic fire captain who values service and dedication to others above anything else. While he values these traits in his work life, it seems that he neglects these values within his own marriage that is about to go up in flames. As you follow along on this venture of a husband and wife longing to feel appreciated, valued and loved you will see twists and turns until one day the 40 Day Love Dare comes into play. The 40 Day Love Dare is meant to help Caleb better understand his commitment and love to his wife.
My Thoughts on Fireproof
While this may not have been something that helped my own marriage, it was something that taught me a few things about being loyal, honest and thinking of the commitment one has made to someone. Be it unresolved issues from our past or tiny issues that are left unresolved within the marriage, many forget that a relationship takes effort from two people remaining committed to their vows made on that blessed day.
I think that Fireproof opens your mind to:
- Think differently about your marriage and spouse.
- Start understanding that your partner’s needs matter most.
- Realizing that marriage takes effort, even small gestures can fuel love.
- Love is about selfless acts, regardless of how you spouse is reacting.
- Comprehend that dedication matters in a successful marriage.
I would firmly recommend any couple watch Fireproof together for a movie night. Fireproof is one of those films that you should schedule to watch periodically throughout the term of your marriage to remind each other of the dedication and love you had for each other on that day you said your marriage vows.
There’s no need to have a religious background to watch this film, albeit a Christian based film, it goes beyond that with common sense marriage values that the average couple will appreciate.
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