Yesterday, after a surprising, but welcomed stay home from work, my wife and I decided to rent “Fireproof”, starring everyone’s favorite, Mike from “Growing Pains” (Kirk Cameron). Ok so maybe I gave away my age with that one. “Fireproof”, from the church that created the instant class “Facing the Giants”, is a story about a failing marriage between Cameron’s character, Caleb, and his wife, played by Erin Bethea. The couple’s struggles center around their communication issues with the underlying reasons being Caleb’s obsession with his job as a firefighter combined with his selfish desires of internet pornography. After an explosive argument, Caleb’s wife decides enough is enough and can no longer continue in the marriage. What follows is an amazing transformation in Caleb from faith in self to faith in God. This transformation is sparked by his dad’s 40-day challenge to have Caleb increasingly show his love toward his wife despite her rejection. This theme in the movie clearly parallels our rejection of Christ’s love toward us before we except him as our Savior. “Fireproof” is an incredibly inspirational movie and has many messages at its core, but most obvious is that any marriage can be Saved; it just takes a little work and a lot of God. A marriage cannot be 50/50 as the world would have you to believe, but instead it is 100/100. Each spouse must give 100% of themselves to the other.
Mark 10:7-8 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one.
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