I don't usually cry in movies, but the story and message touched my heart and I was in tears several times. I think we can all relate to aspects of the characters (whether married or not), and I strongly encourage you to go see the film. As we walked out of the theatre, Eric said the movie reminded him to not take anything for granted. Marriage is a sacred gift and covenant!
Also on the subject of marriage, I keep thinking about a statement I read on my friend Amanda's blog that "marriage is not supposed to be hard, it is supposed to be good, and we have the choice to make it that way, by being led by the Spirit . . . I've always heard that marriage is hard work, until I met this couple. Marriage does not have to be hard work, dying to self is the difficult part." Wow, that's pretty thought-provoking!
In addition, I am reminded of the Scripture passage Eric and I chose to have read at our wedding:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:12-17Have you seen Fireproof? What was your reaction?