Marriage, Is It For Better or Worse?

fireproof-1It might seem kind of weird that a single guy would be posting something about marriage, but I think its valid.  Today, I sat down and watched Fireproof.  From the makers of Facing the Giants and Flywheel, comes an incredible movie about love, honor, and having God centrally located in your marriage.

Every girl dreams of the fairy tale wedding.  The white dress, the flowers, the white runner, the bridesmaids, the ring and so on.  But who talks about the vowes.  Who says “when the going gets tough, you really do have to stick with it“.  Today's world says “when the going gets tough, its okay, we can split“.  Here's where this movie takes it up a notch.  It challenges you to not say “cash it in”, it says “do better“.

Once again, I am not married.  I never have been.  I desire to be.  I desire to “love, honor, and cherish from this day forward – for better or worse, rich or poor, till death separates us”.  See, I know the words.  I understand the lingo, but I can't possibly live those words until I am in the situation.

I know far too many people right now that are saying, “its over”, and I hate it.  Marriage is a covenant.  It won't always be easy.  I am sure that my parents didn't always have it easy, but after nearly 41 years of marriage they are walking with God central in their marriage.  Both of my grandparents were married for over 60 years of marriage.  It's tradition in my family or rather its a legacy or heritage.

Fireproof demonstrates that when God is central to your marriage, He gives you a desire – a true desire – for your spouse.  The way Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) relates to his wife after his conversion is absolutely wonderful.  This is another great production from Sherwood Pictures.  And on a side note, if you want to see the act of giving everything to God, watch the behind the scenes footage – it is amazing how they give it all to God.

Question: How can you love your spouse differently today then yesterday?

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3 thoughts on “Marriage, Is It For Better or Worse?

  1. Dave,

    Two things that I’ve heard from wiser older couples that has proved simple and very true. Talk and Laugh. Talk about anything and everything, good things, bad things, dull things, exciting things…just talk, always and often. And find ways to laugh together, always infuse your life together with joyful memories. There’s a lot more but these two are the foundation and without them nothing else will work well.

    God bless,

  2. Humor and talking are great things. For goodness sake, if you can’t hold a conversation, then you certainly aren’t going to last long.

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