Drew and I sat down about a month and a half ago and watched this absolutely phenomenal movie. I have been wanting to blog about it since, just haven't gotten around to it.
At work, inside burning buildings, Capt, Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.
Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter... just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being "good enough" for her husband.
Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks.
As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare". Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees - for his father's sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book's daily challenges are tied into his parents' new found faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.
While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, "How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?"
When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And with God's help, he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife.
But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue other. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever... rescuing his wife's heart.
Fireproof is the third feature film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry from Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.
An interesting fact about the movie is the kiss that occurs. Kirk Cameron is married in real life, and is committed to keeping his marriage sacred. The woman during the kiss is actually Kirk's real-life wife in the same outfit as his on-screen wife and a wig. Awesome!!!
I highly recommend this movie to everyone. Have you seen this movie yet? Thoughts on it?