Seen “FIreproof” Yet?

by Steve Ray on March 11, 2009

fireproofWe just rented the movie “Fireproof” and watched it with our daughter Emily today.

If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT!

Produced by Evangelical Protestants, it has their distinct flavor, preachiness, and lingo, but the story is good, well played out and it should be watched by husbands and wives the world over — especially those that have not been as close as they should be lately.

I have to admit it teared me up more than once. I just ordered a copy on DVD since it is one every family should own and make sure their kids watch — especially their married ones.

Review: http://www.faithandfamilylive.com/tags/movies

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Sanders March 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM

I’ve seen it, and it also teared me up. The thing I thought was really awesome is that in the kissing scene, instead of kissing the actress playing his wife, the scene was slightly silhouetted and Kirk Cameron was kissing his real wife. He said he wouldn’t kiss a woman that wasn’t his wife! If only more people respected their spouses like that!

Patty Bonds March 11, 2009 at 6:09 PM

You? Tear up? Oh, not you, Steve! ;)

mike sanders March 12, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Here is a link to a story about “Fireproof” in the article is talks about flying in Kirk Cameron’s real wife for the kiss scene and silhoutting it as he said he wouldn’t kiss a woman that wasn’t his wife. Awesome story
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58898.asp

mike sanders March 12, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Here is a link to a story about “Fireproof” in the article it talks about flying in Kirk Cameron’s real wife for the kiss scene and silhoutting it as he said he wouldn’t kiss a woman that wasn’t his wife. Awesome story
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58898.asp

Barbara Edsall March 13, 2009 at 1:02 PM

I believe I already commented on this but it may have ended up in cyberspace…oh well, I am technologically challenged anyway…I agree with the other comments, especially about the kiss, which I did not know about. I was a little uncomfortable with the movie as a whole, because I am a recovering evangelical, newly becoming Catholic, and the movie just had a certain intense evangelical ambiance to it. Or is it my heightened sensitivity? Also, not all married women who work outside the home give in to temptation such as depicted in the film.

Since Christmas time I have transitioned from Calvary Chapel to the Catholic Church. Words cannot describe my joy–and relief–at being Home. My dear husband of 25 years remains at Calvary but has been incredibly kind and supportive, more than I really think he could be if he didn’t have some leanings himself.

When we had been married about two years, we had some trouble getting along, and consulted a directory of Christian counselors. (This was before we knew that “psychology is anathema” and that “Catholics aren’t Christians”.) We ended up seeing, just a few times, Dr. Tom Seibt, a Catholic Christian (yes!) of great kindness and patience. He gave us “homework” that was right out of the “Love Dare” in Kirk Cameron’s movie. It was to do one loving thing for the other, per day, without any thought of praise or reward. This was a great help, and still is. I told this story to the Calvary pastor, and he absolutely could not hear that a Catholic psychologist had presaged Kirk Cameron by over twenty years, and been so helpful. How strange. My father used to say, “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

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