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2/4/2009
My husband served me with divorce papers 2 weeks ago. I was devastated. We went to our pastor from our church to talk about how we can move on as friends. He recommended we watched the movie and do the 40 day challenge. He stated "Just give it 40 days, if nothing changes, go through with the divorce." So I bought the movie watched it then gave it to my husband. That Sunday he gave us our copy of the book. I really thought it was over, but that Sunday my husband text me that he wants the end of the movie for us and feels his eyes have reopened and he wants to have faith. I must have cried for 15 minutes straight. Anyways we are on day 3 today, and things are going well. I see what I have done to hurt my husband, and I really didn't love him as I should. Reading through the book has made me see Love in a different way.




2/4/2009
Hi, I am 22 yrs old and I ended up getting pregnant at 16 and was married at 16 as well. After we were married, I felt that we got married for the wrong reasons and that it was not going to last. But one thing that my father has taught me is divorce is not the answer and Our Lord frowns on this, we made the commitment and we should do everything to keep that commitment to please God. But as in the movie you have to live by his standards. I have been married now for 6 years and I have 2 beautiful daughters and our most recent addition our son. My husband and I have been going through some really rough times and sometimes I just want to give up. But I know God does not want me to give up. I keep telling myself that I want my life to change but it won't happen on its own. Since my son was born, I have rededicated my life to the Lord and I am really trying to change my life to the way God wants me to live. But it is definitely a struggle with this task. But God is definitely working in my life and changing me to become and better mother and especially a better wife.




2/4/2009
hello, i am sixteen year's old and even though i am not married, i feel like this isn't just pertaining to marriage. i watched this movie with one of my friend's who is like my sister. as i watched this movie i saw my parent's. except my mom would have been caleb. even though they haven't said anything about divorce it is just the fact of they do not have god in their marriage and often time's the only thing they do is fight. my mother attends church as well as myself. but my dad doesn't and it is so hard on my family. my brother alway's uses this against my mom. i want to do the love dare but in a different sense. i want to use it in my everyday life with my family and my friends. hopefully this will show my parent's and my best friend that we need god in everything we do.
-god bless, ashley.




2/4/2009
I finally watched the movie last night with my common-law husband. He was so opposed to watching it because he thought it was about firefighters and he didn't want to watch it. Throughout the movie I noticed we were both really into it. I think it was because we both saw ourselves in Caleb and Katherine. Afterwards he mentioned how good a movie he thought it was. I want to take the love dare. I am sure that it'll be a tough dare. I pray that God gives me the strength to complete the 40 days. I hope my husband finds it in him to want to try as well.




2/4/2009
HI
I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS NOW.I HAVE A WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL WIFE THAT I HAVE TAKEN FOR GRANTED FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME I KNOW SHE LOVES ME AND I KNOW I LOVE HER BUT IT SEEMS THAT I ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING WRONG TO MAKE IT NOT WORK. SHE HAS GIVEN ME MORE CHANCES THAN I CAN COUNT I THINK THIS WILL BE THE LAST CHANCE I WILL HAVE. I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY CAN I WILL BE BUYING THE BOOK TOMORROW AND WITH GODS HELP I HOPE I WILL NEVER NEED HER TO GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE TO BE A BETTER MAN. WISH ME LUCK AND PRAY FOR ME. PLEASE.

JOE



2/3/2009
Hi All,
My common law spouse tells me he no longer loves me. I went with my neighbour to see the movie Fireproof, and saw A LOT of our issues on screen.
My spuose and I never yell at each other, but I still don't feel the love is there from him anymore. I was in a bad place about 9 months ago, and decided to turn myself around. Now it is he who is in a bad place and doesn't want to turn around.
I bought the movie after I saw it, and we watched it together last night.
I said some terrible things, words can never be retracted once spoken, but I really want this relation to work.
I am ready to start the Love Dare, and told my spouse I want to do this.
I can't retract what I said, but I want to have a future with this man.
I can't get my hands on a copy of the Love Dare, so please tell me how to proceed until I can locate a copy.




2/3/2009
When I rented this movie I didn't really know what it was about I saw a fireman and thought my 17-year old son who is a volunteer fireman would enjoy it so I got it. This was the best mistake I ever made. We just finished watching the movie and we were both left in tear's. We have been having a rough time in our marriage and when Caleb and Katherine fought in the movie it looked like a schene from our house. This movie is truly a blessing to couples young and old. I am going to purchase the Dare book tomorrow and will pray that my husband will commit to the 40-day Love Dare with me. I know that marriage is hard work but I can not blame him or fault him until I know I gave it my all and I have not. Sisters in christ be the virtuous woman that is referenced in Proverbs 31:10-31. We can do this be strong.




2/3/2009
Hello! I just joined today....My husband and I watched the movie Sunday afternoon after church....We both really liked it and it opened up my eyes a little bit too....I could see some of me in the woman and some of my husband in the man....It's amazing how just by watching a movie God can touch your heart and speak to you....I want to start the 40 day love dare but not quite sure when to start....




2/3/2009
Hello there everyone!! I have just watched the movie as well and it hit several places in my life. Most of all it whare it hurts the most, God!! I think that we all have not seen what has been put in front of us to start with when it comes to marriage. I know that i was blinded by selfishness when I got married. And that led me away from the Lord. But after watching the movie it has opened my eyes to alot of things I have done in my marriage. Sitting back and watching this movie it made me realize that we take each other for granted and not know it. That is how God must feel about us each and everyday. But I have learned from this movie, and now am going to use it everyday to make life better.




2/3/2009
My wife and I just finished watching Fireproof. Wow It was a replay of our last 18 months. I am a firefighter, we have been married 24 years, I was that firefighter in the movie, self centered, i took my wife for granted, blamed her for all the things wrong. I felt like there was nothing let for us, we talked about divorce a few times. Then we got to rock bottom. From there we just dropped all the guards and opened our hearts and feelings up to one another. What we found was what the movie showed so well......We had also loved one another but had forgotten how to love one another. We were not investing in each other, we were not looking for those little ways to say I love you.........what we have today is a stronger and deeper love for one another then we ever had before........We were amazed to watch this movie replay our lives and both wondered how this could have been so closely written to match our situation.......We believe the movie was to show us how God has blessed us even though we never asked him for the help, He still loved us enough to show us the way.........thank you for this message.......God Bless and Be Safe




2/3/2009
I have started the love dare several months ago, but my husband did not, we currently are not having problems, but we wwanted to take the dare to be closer to eachother, and god, for the week i did do the dare, i could really tell the difference in how i acted twords him, we just watched the movie last night, and it's true, and i believe he now will do the dare with me....


ERICA



2/3/2009
Hi, I'm 19 years old and I fell pregnant at the age of 15. I got married at 16 and a month later my son and I had to move back in with my parents. It took me a year to finally get a divorce. Today my son is 4 years old and I have been through alot. I thank God for everything he has done for me. I know now that divorce was not the answer, but God has forgiven me and I have moved on.




2/2/2009
HELLO I TOO JUST WATCH THIS MOVIE AND ITS RIGHT FROM THE BEGING TO THE MIDDLE I JUST WISH A HAD THE END. ITS SAD THAT A WOMEN HAS TO PUT HER ANGER AND SELF STEAM DOWN TO GET TO A MAN S LEVEL AND SHOW HIM HO TO FIX THE RELATION SHIP BECAUSE DONT FORGET WHO WROTE THE BOOK IN THE STORY. I AM GLAD THAT FOR HER IT WORK I WATCHED W M HUSBAND HE SAID HE UNDERSTOD BUT HE WENT TO SLEEP MY MARRIAGE IS DONE UNLESS SOME ONE BESIDES ME TALKS TO HIM.HELP

VERONICA



2/2/2009
Hello all,
My wife and I have been married for 10 months. We have a great marriage but at 10 months who doesn't. My parents invited us to watch the movie and I was hesitant. The movie was wonderful! It opened my eyes to how we can forget to treat our spouse with love and respect. I have ordered the Love dare for both me and my wife. I believe it will help secure our marriage and serve as a guide and reminder of how to love one another. I am a christian trying to be all I can be for God. This movie was inspirational to my journey as husband and a christian. Good luck to all and God Bless!
David DeWolf

David



2/2/2009
My fiance and I watched this movie yesterday and it truly was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. We both agreed that it reminded us alot of our own lives. We've had our share of up and downs with 3 kids later, and we've almost ended our relationship 100 times and I admit just like the character of the woman in the movie, I too talked to someone who made me feel pretty and important and when my fiance found out it broke his heart. We decided to really give it our all and we are still together. I'm so glad I watched it with him because it brought tears to his eyes and he told me at the end of the movie that he's sorry for anything he's ever told me that has hurt me which he knows he's done quite a bit but I've trusted in the Lord to lead me in the right direction and I think good things are coming my way because I believe in him and I let him into my life. I really want to see Facing the Giants now which I'm going to go rent.




2/2/2009
Hello, I joined today and hopefully my husband will join me in this journey. We've been married over 19 yrs and we are both active duty military. We have had our ups and downs over the years and currently we are going through another low. My sister saw Foreproof in her church and they are working through the 40 day love dare. She encouraged me to check it out...glad I did. The movie spoke right to our current state in our relationship. I had an affair early on in our marriage, asked God back into my life and have tried to get back on track. My husband recently had an affair and is having a hard time recovering. I want us to get back on track and work on forgiveness but it takes 2 forgiving hearts to make it. We started couple counseling but now he is deployed for a period of time...maybe good time for healing Lord help us on this path to repairing our marriage.




2/2/2009
I just finished watching the movie. I have been fighting myself to not get i divorce for a year now. My husband has not watched the movie and I would like him to. I have only been married 2 yrs but they have been the hardest years of my life. I grew up in a christian home and I know divorce is not the answer. I am going to take the challenge and pray for God to intervene in my marriage. Keep me in your prayers. I have 2 children and 1 more on the way and I want to fix my marriage. I love my husband but sometimes it is so hard to do and say the right things. Thank you for this movie hopefully I can learn to be the Godly wife that I need to be.

Starlette



2/2/2009
I wish I had seen this movie a few years ago when my marriage was in trouble. Watching the movie mad me cry. If I had seen this movie a few years ago maybe I could have saved my marriage. After 20 years of marriage me and my husband ended up in divorce. I have survived but this movied showed me somethings I needed to know and maybe if there is a marriage in my future I can make it work. I still love my exhusband, and hope one day God will put us back together.




2/2/2009
Well...I just watched the movie..with my kids, I wanted them to see what it is like to NOT have a god man....My little girl said "but mom..thats the way daddy treats you..he yells at you like that..and does not help you." I told her your right, but that I knew that the lord would hold us together...and that is why mommy was working so hard not to leave her daddy. SHe was a little in aww but she got the picture..

I,v got to tell ya it is HARD to think of the right words to tell my husband of 8 years to watch this movie...you see we took a ""break"" about two years ago.. (his idea) in that time I found God and he was all I wanted..My husband found a woman and soon found out that she was not what he wanted.... He came back to me.... and he let Christ find him as well and he became that "god man" I wanted.

BUT here we are again...NO respect, help, love, trust......it gets old being the only one that trys....TRUST ME I KNOW i'v been trying for a year now and NOTHING...

BUT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I KNOW THAT GOD HAD and HAS A PLAN!! so to you all be brave...hang in there and pray for each other...NEVER FORGET that GODS TIME is the only RIGHT TIME.

ALL MY LOVE TO YOU!!




2/2/2009
I heard about the movie yesterday in church. When I got out of church I went to buy the movie. I loved it, so did my daughter, for me it's very inspirational, because the only reason I am still married after 26.5 years is because I promised God almighty to stay in my marraige until death do I part. So that journal would really be helpful for me.




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