The title above just about summarizes the hit Christian movie, “Fireproof.” The film is a love story, starring Kirk Cameron, of the 80s TV series, “Growing Pains,” fame and Erin Bethea. It spotlights a firefighter whose marriage is crumbling and heading for divorce. The beauty about the movie is the grace of God in the life of Capt. Caleb Holt (Cameron). The healing of his marriage began right where every right relationship should start—Jesus. With his father’s encouragement, Caleb accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Caleb’s father then urged him to commit himself to practice, “The Love Dare.” It is a Bible-based, 40-day schedule of doing right things to one’s marriage partner. Caleb tried his best but to no avail. He and his wife (Bethea) kept on fighting. But Caleb persevered. He has long been rescuing fire victims. Now, he is set to rescue his wife’s heart.
The movie is about how Jesus changed the life of a temperamental husband. It shows how a changed partner can heal a marriage. It demonstrates how one spouse can help break down the hatred, heal the pain, and overcome distrust in a marriage.
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