Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fireproof Parenting

If you're able to see a movie this weekend, consider seeing Fireproof.  Bob Lepine wrote about it in a recent Marriage Memo "a powerful story, well told":

FIREPROOF tells the story of Caleb and Catherine Holt, a “dual income, no kids” couple living in the suburbs in Albany.  Caleb is the fire chief; Cat handles public relations for a local hospital.  Their seven-year marriage is crumbling, and neither one knows how to rescue it.  When Caleb confides to his father that divorce is imminent, his dad challenges him to take the “love dare”—a 40-day experiment that teaches Caleb how to demonstrate sacrificial love for his wife.  Caleb takes the dare, but his heart isn’t it.  The question is, will his heart change, and can he turn things around before it’s too late?

Along the way, FIREPROOF takes us into the center of what life looks like in too many marriages.  Much to Catherine’s disgust, Caleb looks at pornography on the Internet and dreams about buying a boat.  Catherine has lost all respect for her husband, and is responding to the kind words and caring gestures of a doctor at the hospital where she works.  Caleb and Catherine are two individuals who pass each other in the kitchen and who no longer share a bed—strangers living in the same house.

Kirk Cameron gives a surprising and stunning performance as Caleb Holt.  Best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television show Growing Pains, Cameron skillfully portrays a husband who can lead a team of men to a house fire and can rescue a child trapped inside, but can’t figure out how to rescue his marriage.  It’s a performance that redefines and expands what Cameron is capable of as an actor.

As a child of the '80s, Kirk Cameron was my heart throb.  It was fun to watch the interview of him on the Today Show talking about the movie, Fireproof.  I didn't realize that he's made a commitment to only kiss his wife (no other actresses!)


You can also read Dr. Phil's favorable interview with Cameron here.

Live in Phoenix?  Our family will be attending a parenting seminar and wanted to invite you. 

Friday, October 24, 2008 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm 

and Sat., Oct. 25, 8:45 am to noon

All Saints Lutheran Church
15649 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85022

A children's program is provided to complement what the parents are learning. 
The cost is $25 per couple, $15 per individual 

Please call to register (602)866-9191 

I've not heard the speaker, but when I called the church to register, I learned that Marissa Leinart is a homeschooling mom from Mesa.  She is a former news anchor.  She has been trained by the National Center for Biblical Parenting.  You can read the topics covered in the seminar here .


I've been receiving parenting emails from the National Center for Biblical Parenting for about 6 months and have enjoyed the nuggets of truth they present.  I've also read 2 of Scott Turansky's (founder) books.

1 comment:

patrick said...

I just got back from watching Fireproof... it was great to see such a different-flavored movie on the regular, big screen

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