Saturday, October 11, 2008

A FANTASTIC Movie!

Two short posts in one day! But Scott and I just returned from a much needed date night...the first since May or June...we couldn't even remember...we NEVER go that long, but personal needs have been on hold for a while for sweet Abby. It was a privilege to set aside our own needs for a while, but it sure was nice to have my WONDERFUL husband all to myself for a few hours.

I was a little discouraged when he asked me to choose a movie and I started reading the reviews. We always check them out on Plugged In Movie Reviews to insure that we're not getting into something we really don't want to see...

Well, there was NOTHING that seemed like it had any redeeming value at all...nothing that was worthy of our money OR our time and mental energy. Until I came across the review for Fireproof... I won't do this often for a movie, but as long as it's in theaters, I will have a button on my sidebar, you can click on it and go to their website to see a preview... it's that worthwhile...go see it, it's AMAZING!

Dead Poets Society has been my favorite movie for a long time...don't really know why, just that it touched a special place in my heart, but it's now lost it's long time position...

Fireproof has so much to teach about relationships... It is about a marriage in trouble, but it's truths can be applied to any relationship...my marriage is wonderful, it was actually Abby that I thought about the entire time...

Scott will be taking the boys back to see it soon...I'm not sure Mackenzie is quite old enough to process it's themes yet, but we will purchase it for the future for her and Abby.

Eventually, when it comes out on DVD, I would love to sit and watch it with a pen and paper and write down all of the truths that it teaches us about relationships... I would love to know your thoughts if you've seen it...or if you go see it!

3 comments:

Shannon Seibert said...

John and I are hoping for a date night ASAP to go see this. We were going to go this weekend but childcare didn't work out...can't wait to see it! Glad you got a long awaited date night!

Patientlywaiting said...

I can't wait to go to the movie ourselves. Life with 4 kids is sooo busy but we have to schedule a time to see it before it leaves the theaters. Our church has been doing a series of sermons that goes along with the movie. They have shown clips and even had the book The Love Dare available to purchase. I can't wait to see the whole movie especially after seeing all of the clips during church. Finally, a movie that promotes the values that we cherish and promotes marriage!

Hugs,
R

Anonymous said...

Sharla - I absolutely love your blogs and was thrilled to see that you loved Fireproof, too. I saw Kirk C. on TV the week the movie was released. He said that he had made a committment to his wife & marriage to never kiss another woman, so in the romantic scene that is his real wife dressed as the movie wife that he is kissing. I thought that was very courageous of him to tell. It made me respect him more. Also, he did not take a salary for making the movie. Have you seen Facing the Giants the 1st movie that the church in Albany,GA made?
Keep up the good blogs. Lois Deaver (your Mom's friend & fellow David Phelps fan.)