“Fireproof,” the new action/relationship film releases for one week only - September 26-October2.
Already the movie is uniting marriage advocates from across the U.S.
National groups such as Focus on the Family, Outreach, FamilyLife, The Marriage CoMission, America’s Family Coaches, AMFM, Marriage Alive Communications, and MarriageToday endorse the movie and are urging their constituencies to see it. Influencers such as marriage expert Gary Smalley and Bubba Cathy of Chick-fil-A are also working to spread the word. (seriously, can chic-fil-a do no wrong?)
It’s no secret that U.S. marriages are in crisis. The U.S. Census Bureau and marriage organizations vary on the stats but agree that nearly half of all weddings lead to divorce—with rates highest in the Bible belt. Some 25 percent of U.S. adults divorce at least once; and given the abundance of poor marriages, many couples skip it outright.
“Fireproof” mirrors the problems of many marriages, in this case through a firefighter whose high-stress job spills into his home life. Hitting on pain points common to married life—from indifference to insults to emotional affairs — and the like-- the story opens with a couple’s disintegration.
“Most movies are about relationships that lead to marriage,” Michael Catt, of Sherwood Pictures said. “‘Fireproof’ picks up seven years into a marriage headed for divorce. And the question is: Can a cold marriage revive? Why stay together?” Given that firefighters have one of the nation’s highest divorce rates, “Fireproof” also has the support of many firefighters and related organizations. John White, former head of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Search & Rescue Team, is urging firefighters across the country to see it.
“Fireproof” asks what makes a true hero.
“This movie is about fireproofing your most important earthly relationship,” Executive Producer Jim McBride said. “Our hope and prayer is that people will be touched by the story of Caleb and Catherine and commit to fireproofing their marriages—no matter what state those marriages are currently in.”
For more information about “Fireproof,” how individuals and organizations can get involved, and in what theaters the movie will open, stay current with www.FireprooftheMovie.com. (*article taken from a google search)
ok, so i'm not expecting the best acting or special effects, or even action. i just think it's a good movie to support and it may even bring up some great conversation between g and i. I LOVE date night! with a demanding job, church duties, and recording an album, yesterday he kissed me goodbye at 5am and i opened the door for him after midnight. that's not typical, but he does put in long hours for work- even when home.