This weekend, we watched several movies together and this was one that I really enjoyed. If you have not watched Fireproof, you really need to rent a copy of it and watch with your spouse. I have seen two other movies that Alex Kendrick has written/produced/directed. Facing the Giants and Flywheel. All of his movies have a wonderful spiritual message and completely family oriented. Facing the Giants is such a great film for teens, it is about a football team that learns many lessons through having faith in the ability that God has given them. Fireproof is about a young married couple facing so many of the trials and temptations that we face in everyday life.
I love the phrase he uses in the movie."You NEVER leave your partner in a fire" When the going gets tough that is exactly what many couple choose to do. They walk out, divorce and think the grass is greener on the other side. It is not! Life is what we choose to make of it and so is marriage. We learn through the hard times what we are really made of. I think one of the most important things we should learn is that no ONE person can make you happy. We have to be happy with our self. Love yourself and then it is so easy to love your partner. We are to be a compliment to our spouse, a helper, a lover, a true soul mate. We sign a covenant when we marry not a contract. A covenant is for life! Through the good ,the bad ,and the ugly! We must pray for our spouse and lift them up, not ever demean and tear them down. Even when we do not feel like being nice. We must! Harsh words will last forever. Kind words soothe and calm a storm!
Have a wonderful week. I have two more days at work and then will enjoy being off for a few days. Hoping to make it to Canton Tx this weekend for Laurie Anna's Serendipity weekend! Sounds like so much fun!