Thursday, 14 June 2012
Originally posted May 23, 2012.
[WARNING: If you have not seen the movie described in the following article, 1) I highly recommend you do, and 2) be aware that I describe the plot in minor synopsis here.]
In 2008, a film was made that sparked a lot of...fire...in the hearts of many Christians. So rare is it that a film is made about a key value within Christiandom and done so while set against a human trend that almost worships the antithesis of that value.
That film was "Fireproof", a record-setting independent story that dared to challenge the values and mindset of Americans and the world over with a dare.
Focusing on a husband and wife - a firefighter and hospital PR respectively - the film addresses the issue of marriage and all the things that threaten to rip it apart...and fighting to save it at all costs. The tag line for the movie was "Never leave your partner behind" playing off of the fact that the main character is a firefighter; appropriate given that both characters dealt with two forms of infidelity. It begs, no, cries out with the question, "How much are you willing to fight in order to save your marriage?"
Kirk Cameron, both in and behind the movie, took that dare and answered back triumphantly and passionately, "With everything I have!"