Friday, July 25, 2008

Fireproofing our Marriage

"MARRIAGE IS TO BE HELD IN HONOR AMONG ALL..."
Hebrews 13:4a (NASB)

Last night Marlene and I attended a preview screening of FIREPROOF the Movie. To sum it up in one word, like men like to do -- This movie is HOT! Pardon the play on words, but this movie sizzles with the realism of the physical and emotional friction, sparks, heat, and fire produced in the daily struggles of married life -- especially when you or your mate are not truly committed to being partners for life. If you love a movie that honestly depicts both the problems and solutions of a real life issue like marriage, then you'll love this movie. Warning -- Be prepared to laugh, sing, and cry, as we both did.

So since we truly believe this movie will be a great tool that God can use to save and fireproof marriages, we Marriage Builders are making plans to organize activities for a Fireproof Your Marriage Weekend starting Friday September 26th. We hope you will join with us and perhaps even add an activity to our initial list, shown below?


Watch the official FIREPROOF movie trailer

The UPDATED (as of 8/18) Fireproof Your Marriage Weekend line-up of events are:

Friday

  • Some may attend the actual opeining premier showing of FIREPROOF the Movie and others may attend the Saturday matinee.

Saturday

  • Meet on The Avenue at Lowes to get tickets 2:00 PM
  • Have Lunch at 2:15 PM @ one of several local restraurants
  • Attend the 4:15 PM showing of FIREPROOF the Movie
  • Dessert & Discussions either at Keith & Marlene's home or DPC (depending on group size). A followup group Bible Study and Fellowship to discuss the Biblical principles of marriage depicted in the Movie, and how to apply them in our own marraige. In addition we will discuss several tools that can be used to continue to buildup and fireproof our marriages.

Perhaps some of us this weekend may use this experience as a springboard to strengthen our marriage relationships using a six-session home-based Bible studies, individual couple studies, or a personal 40-day Love Dare, based on the The Love Dare devotional . Relationships are wonderful gifts given to us by God. As we read in the Bible, the most-intimate relationship is marriage between a husband and a wife.

FIREPROOF is the third feature film from Sherwood Pictures—the creators of FACING THE GIANTS and FLYWHEEL. With hope-filled, heartfelt storytelling, the movie making ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church continues to touch the world from Albany, Georgia.

Dennis Rainey, President of FamilyLife said, "Fireproof is going to do much more than entertain and stir hearts when it comes to movie theaters (this fall). This is a movie that will impact couples in a profound way for decades to come."

For more info about FIREPROOF, which opens in theaters September 26th. For great marriage resources, visit http://www.fireproofmymarriage.com/.

Your spouse is NOT the enemy.
So NEVER leave your life-partner behind.


Check out this song and video clip on YouTube

It's from the movie by Warren Barfield - "Love Is Not A Fight"


Coming this Fall a six-week home-based Bible Study
Fireproof Your Marriage
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3 comments:

marlenews said...

After seeing this movie I can say with absolute assurance, this movie can change lives. If you are contemplating divorce I would ask you to see this movie before you take that final step. What have you got to lose? If you are happily married, married and struggling, married and hurting, GO SEE THIS MOVIE. You will not regret it. You will come away with a completely different outlook on what marriage is truly meant to be. God's idea of marriage is the blueprint for success, after all he is the designer.

Chuck Holzman said...

Fireproof is a 'must see' for EVERYONE...believer or non-believer...from teen to umpteen...married or not even thinking about it. It is a superbly crafted protrayal of the struggles of a young married couple - both with significant career demands - and how they attempt to cope with them without a Christ-centered focus. The plot unfolds with seemingly impossible solutions to the serious problems the couple faces but a potential solution comes from an unexpected source. Moments of stress and tension will keep you on the edge of your seat but several humorous encounters will help you catch your breath. Kirk Cameron and a steller cast of gifted non-professional actors, will stun you with their perfect casting, outstanding acting and it all comes gift-wrapped with a high level of production values.

Edward Keith Wawrzyniak said...

Update -- FIREPROOF is scheduled to open in more than 700 theaters on Friday, September 26. If you are not able to go with us on Saturday, please consider viewing this movie sometime during this opening weekend.

It's official -- The closest theater to us is Loews White Marsh 16 @ 8141 Honeygo Blvd.

For more scheduling information visit: http://www.fireproofthemovie.com/theaters/