I know I have been late but over the Christmas period, I watched the film Fireproof and I personally think it has to be one of the best, if not the best Christian film that I have watched. Here is a brief description of the film:
At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter…just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being “good enough” for her husband. Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks. As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: “The Love Dare.” Wondering if it’s even worth the effort, Caleb agrees-for his father’s sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the books daily challenges are tied into his parents’ newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened. While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, “How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?” When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And, “with God’s help” he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife. But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now, Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever … rescuing his wife’s heart.
Last year, I attended The Marriage Course in my church which I found very helpful indeed, especially when it came to love languages. However, there was so much to learn and from so many different angles. If your church is hosting on or you know a church which is, I would highly recommend attending, as you will learn things that you probably wouldn’t have thought about before.
Without giving away the story in Fireproof, the 40-day experiment is based on The Love Dare which…
…….. …personally leads you through daily devotionals, records your thoughts and experiences, and ends each day daring you to perform a simple act of love for your spouse. This 40-Day journey equips you to melt hardened, separated hearts into an enduring love that can withstand the flames of fear, pride and temptation. The Love Dare book will help you reinforce and enrich your marriage, earn back a love you thought was lost, and hear more about the One who not only designed unconditional, sacrificial love—He illustrated it.
In a world that attacks, devalues, and redefines relationships every day, learn how to rescue and protect your marriage from the firestorm. Take The Love Dare and FIREPROOF your relationship.
Topics Discussed in The Love Dare book
In FIREPROOF, The Love Dare covers the topics of relationship parasites (addictions like pornography and gambling) and unconditional love. The Love Dare devotional book expands and extends the topics addressed in the film’s plot to include such vital issues as:
- Why Marriage? Explore the blessings and challenges of godly marriage.
- Contract or Covenant? Examine the difference between the world’s design for marriage and God’s original intention.
- Clean Fighting. Learn how to fight the fires of conflict effectively and respectfully.
- Leading Your Heart, Instead of Vice Versa. Practice choosing love when it isn’t your instinctive respon
To read the Love Dare and maybe use it in your marriage, click on one of the versions below