Monday, April 9, 2012
Fireproof is one of my favorite movies ever. Last night was the first time I had seen it on TV. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked that it was on. If you haven't seen it, you need to. Whether you're married or not, everyone should see it. To make a long story short, it is about a married couple who go through a lot of struggles in their marriage. This couple faces anger issues on both parts, addiction, adultery and a huge lack of communication. On the brink of divorce, the husband's father gives him a journal called "The Love Dare" which is a 30 day marriage challenge. The husband does this challenge on his wife for 30 days and everything changes for the better at the end of the challenge. The couple realize their own faults in the marriage and just how much they truly love each other in the midst of all their flaws and mistakes. The movie ends with them renewing their vows in front of everyone that they love. It's a Christian movie as well, so it addresses the restoration of the couple's faith in God along with their renewal of faith in their marriage. It is simply amazing! I have always had a strong belief in marriage, so I didn't need this movie to make me believe in love. This movie just reassured me of the faith I have in my own marriage. Jarrett and I both come from divorced homes, so divorce is something that we hope to never go through. The day I married him, I promised myself that I would never ever give up on my marriage. God meant marriage to be for life and I will never take that lightly. It doesn't mean that I am naive to the bad things that can happen in a marriage, it just means that I will never give up on the one I love. At the end of the movie, they play the song "Love is Not a Fight" by Christian singer Warren Barfield. I have been in love with this song ever since I heard it in the movie. Here is the music video with some scenes from the actual movie.