22 February, 2009

Fireproof's 40 Day Love Dare

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Our church recommended this movie so much that they purchased it. Last Saturday they showed this movie after a lovely covered dish Valentine's dinner. If you haven't heard of this movie or the accompanying book, you will.

In the movie Kirk Cameron's character, Caleb Holt, is a fireman who's motto is "Never leave your partner behind." However, he and his partner in marriage are on the verge of divorce. This movie is available on DVD and in the Red Box. Check out the web site for Fireproof. I am not getting any money to promote this movie. It is just very inspirational.

Caleb's father challenged him to the 40 day Love Dare challenge. Every day there is a simple act of love to help you connect with your spouse.

This Love Dare is also a 20 day guided daily devotional book by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

Whether couples are are having trouble in their marriage or if their marriage is solid and loving. The Love Dare helps couples to understand and practice unconditonal love.

My husband and I have completed one week of the Love Dares. Day 2: Do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness. In addition to bringing me a cup of coffee up to the bedroom that morning, look at what my wonderful husband surprised me with later that day -- a homemade apple pie! He's a keeper.


Clif said...

Thank you for telling us about this wonderful movie. We have heard many good things about it and plan to see it soon. We have been married over fifty years but we still have some things to learn. The pie looks fantastic and to me would indeed be an act of love. A few days ago my wife and I, along with two relatives visited Sedona, AZ and ate some wonderful peach cobbler at Ken's Creekside Resturant. Pie helps cement a relationship. Lol

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

This is a great movie, my husband and I saw it and then they just showed it at our church as well.
Thank-you for sharing,

Charlotte said...

We have not seen this movie yet but hope to see it soon. We have heard many good things about it. I'm so glad you shared this with us today on Spiritual Sundays.
Have a great week.

saleslady371 said...

My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We are waiting to get this film from Netflix. They said it will take long because so many requested it!

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier today and leaving your sweet comments. About Fireproof, I really want to see the movie and look at the journals and such that are also out there. I've heard nothing but GREAT things about it! And., your husband is a keeper! ;) ~CC Catherine

Smilingsal said...

Our church had a date night Friday, February 13th and showed this film. both my husband and I enjoyed it.

Ms.Daisy said...

Fireproof is a great movie - I highly recommend it also! This past weekend I baby sat my 4 1/2 month old graddaughter when my daughter and her hubby went to see it at their church for Valentine's Evening. Thanks for a Spiritual Sundays post!


philben5 said...

Our church is about to start a sunday school series from Fireproof your marriage. I've heard it said, your church is only as strong as your marriage is. And right now our church is very divided so it's my prayer to see healing. I feel like it's our last chance.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and thought I would tell you to get the gorilla glue that is clear/I believe they call it gorilla super glue.

Jen r. said...

Wow~! He is a keeper! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I am so happy to meet you! If my husband baked an apple pie for me, I would never let him go! ;) Jen

jeanne said...

Hi Karen, My dh and I went to the theater to see that movie. it was emotional and brought us to tears sometimes. Then our church showed the movie but because of my knee surgery I was unable to go. My dh went and saw it again. He said he kept wishing I was there too. I believe it is a life changing movie for married couples.

Thanks for the review, I think you nailed it.


Joyfull said...

We saw this movie when it came out and it was wonderful, I also highly recommend it to any married couple. I've been pondering the 40 day Love Dare! Thanks for sharing.

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
We saw that movie and thought it was excellent! It just shows what unconditional love can do.

Libby said...

My husband and I just watched this movie this weekend. I really liked the message of the movie, but thought some of the acting was a little cheesy. However, I love the message it brings to the forefront about marriage. What a wonderful husband you have to make you a apple pie (WOW!).

Blessings your way,

prof en retraite said...

Thanks for the tip on the movie! And I must say, your dh does sound like a keeper!...Debbie

xinex said...

Karen, those movies sound so inspiring.Thanks for sharing them, will have to wait for them on Netflix. Thanks for coming by my blog...Christine

Danette said...

We've seen this movie twice and LOVE it!
That pie looks delicious. And I'd say he IS A KEEPER!

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Karen ...

Thank you for visiting my Southern Lagniappe blog and for taking the time to leave a note for me.

I enjoyed your post about the movie Fireproof. I missed seeing it when it came out and plan to get it from Blockbuster this week. I've seen all of Alex Kendrick's movies and loved them all.