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Marriage-Threatening Flames – And What To Do {Building Marriage}

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Jan 16, 2018

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Do you remember the movie Fireproof? It came out almost 10 years ago and stars Kirk Cameron. While I totally admit that it has its moments of being just a little cheesy, it brings such a powerful message about marriage.

Fireproof the movie

{photo compliments of Google}

The Trailer

If you haven’t seen it before, the two main characters are struggling in their marriage. They’ve grown distant in their relationship and fight more than they talk. They’re at the point of divorce when Caleb (played by Kirk Cameron) and his dad have a conversation about it.

Caleb’s dad gives him a series of Love Dares to work through. It’s a last-resort attempt, and Caleb agrees to try it.

The rest of the movie is watching Caleb and his wife’s relationship transform through this Love Dare.

So what?

What always strikes me the most about this whole movie is the patient commitment. Caleb keeps going when all hope is gone. He starts putting her first in their marriage. Serving her, encouraging her. And she throws everything back in his face.

Yet, he presses forward. 

What about you?

Are you in a hard place in your marriage? Sometimes it feels like the issues are too deep and have gone on too long. Your marriage is burning to the ground, and you don’t know how to start putting out the flames. You aren’t even exactly sure where or how the fire started.

Problems aren’t created overnight. You can’t expect to fix them overnight, either. Caleb definitely discovered that.

You don’t have to fight it alone.

Will you get godly advice and press on when all hope is gone? Will you fight the fires with everything you’ve got?

If the flames have already erupted, you don’t have to figure it out alone. If your spouse isn’t willing to talk to a counselor or trusted friend with you, take the time to go yourself.

Here’s to building fireproof marriages – and to saving them from the fire when it’s burning.



{P.S. If you want to read more, we also think you’ll like the “I’m Pretty Sure I Don’t Even Like You Right Now” post. You can also watch the Fireproof trailer here!}

  1. Patti Palmer

    January 16th, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks, Joel and Amber. Marriages at all stages take hard work and God’s strength.

  2. Joel and Amber

    January 19th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    That is a very true statement! Thank you!

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