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2/2/2009
Well, I watched the movie over the weekend and was totally blessed. I went and bought the love dare book. I have asked my husband to watch it with me and he said he would tonight, I pray that God will speak to him as he did me. I am praying that Satan will keep him from getting "bored or falling asleep". I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow!

God bless.




2/2/2009
I watched Fireproof about a week ago, it was one of the most eye opening experiences I ever had. It really hit home for me because I am a firefighter and my wife used to work days. at the beginning it really seemed like someone filmed our lives and then put other people as our characters. Our fights however were a lot more graphic. We have been in bad arguements where we both are calling each other terrible names. We have threatened each other with divorce. A couple of times I have had to go somewhere else for the night. A lot of the firehouse guys have told me I am mean to her, but I never seemed to care until I saw the movie and a guy said that was us. It hurt! I am a christian, but I have a lot of things I still need to get through with God. I immediately ordered this book after watching the movie. I am only on day two, but I will press on. Like the Bible say in Philippians 3:13-14 "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Please pray we make it through this.




2/2/2009
Hello,

Today I have just watched the movie. Not what I was expecting. it was more. It made me think about my life with my wife. I love her to death and I think I don't give her a chance and I don't help enough around the house. Saturday we found out that she is pregnant. I think I need to start being a responsible man and help out and make her feel loved.

I too am a fire fighter in Canada, and I have always felt that what I do is going to get me to where I want to go in my life. I have to start loving God and my wife also my life more. I hope this makes me a stronger christian and husband and when it happens father.

Mike Smith
OFS 5324


Mike



2/2/2009
Hello everyone
I watched the movie last night and can't stop thinking about how wonderful it was. My husband did not watch it with me but I did go to him after and tell him that no matter what we should stick together and work out our problems through God. We have based our relationship on God but when problems accur he always seems to make reasons for his mood or when he hollars and screams he comes later and says sorry but it is to much sometimes. I always pray for strength and courage but I can't feel that I am working alone. I won't leave because I love him so much. He has anger issues and I have learned to let him cool when he gets that way. I need to do the 40 day love dare because maybe I am the problem and I am only seeing what he is doing. We have to admit to our own mistakes before we can point out someone elses. Over the years the temper I had calmed because I figured it was a waste of time to argue when you might say something you can't take back.




2/2/2009
My husband and I are both active duty army....we have both cheated on each other....I cheated before marriage and him after we got married. We both deployed and had the roughest time. I asked for a divorce then he did. We somehow managed to not get one and we tried to make it work......then divorce came up again recently. We have lost all trust for each other and faith that this will work. He deploys again in a few months without me and I have been so worried that he will ask for a divorce before he leaves.....but I got this movie the other day and just watched it. I cried of course at the things that mirrored me and our relationship and also because I know God wants us to stay together, he kept us safe in Iraq and he didnt do it for no reason.......I am committed now to making this work, no matter what. I am going to be doing the 40 day challenge and I pray with all my heart that God can make this work for life......I need him and I know he needs me.....can this really happen? I pray it can!!




2/2/2009
I watched the movie alone last night and was so taken back by the message it delivered. My husband and i have been married for 5 years, (Most of them by the skin on our teeth) or by the mercy of god himself. After watching the movie and sleeping on what i had just witnessed, my thoughts began to change.. i told my husband about the movie and had to basically bribe him into watching it. I was amazed at how carefully he payed attention to every scene, every word. By the end of the movie, he was not only crying harder than I was but asked me to go to our local christian book store and purchase the love dare for him. God creates miracles, please ladies and gents don't ever give up on someone you can't go a day without thinking about. Love is a precious gift from god, we must cherish it. We did purchase 2 copies of the love dare and will be starting day 1 tomorrow. I would say wish us luck, but who needs luck when you have FAITH!!!!




2/1/2009
I have been married to my husband for 10 yrs. I have always thought we are so blessed and that we have a great marriage. That all changed 3 weeks ago when he informed me he was having an affair. That he loves me but is "NOT IN LOVE WITH ME". I took the news very badly. It is a struggle. I want to save my marriage. I love him so much. I watched the movie today and cried. I want to take the dare. I know God is with me and hates divorce. I will not let this kill our marriage. He doesn't know what he wants. He has said the affair is over, but "SHE" is not going aways easy. I pray everyday God will remove her from our lives. She calls me and emails me to tell me all the things my husband hates about me. It is funny because he got mad and said he doesn't want "HER" to disrespect me, I thought that was odd, since an affair is just that. I pray he will see that I'm forgiving and doing everything that God would have me do as a christian. I pray God will move him to see what we can have. We have 3 children, 10, 7, 5. I do not wnt them to have to deal with the pain of our marriage. I want them to see and love that we are strong and that God is the ceter of our lives. I loved the movie, now I just must pray that my husband will watch it ( it is going to take a lot of prayer for that) I know we can heal if we put God first again. Thank you for the movie, it has given me hope and faith again!




2/1/2009
My husband and I have been married for almost seven years, and a couple for over a decade. We don't live close to family and often it is hard to handle the hard times that have come our way. When I found out my husband was looking at pornography, it was by accident, and I was devastated. He had been doing it for years and I was just too blind to see it. I kept asking myself why he needed to look at those other women and if it was something that I did wrong. We are fighting an ongoing battle with this issue as he works with computers daily for his employment. I was feeling overwhelmed and ready to give up when we heard about 'Fireproof'. We were a little hesitant since we didn't know very much about it. After watching the whole movie on my own, I knew it was something that my husband needed to see, so I suggested that we watch it again together. By the end of the movie, we were both in tears and neither of us really had words for how we felt. I am so grateful for a movie that talks about loving the Lord and also the dangers of the addictions to a marriage. The Love Dare feels right and true as a way of renewing true love between two people. I feel uplifted and ready to start anew with our efforts to grow in love together and prevent our marriage from falling by the wayside. Our son will be fifteen months old soon, and I hope he never has to see his parents fight the way we have been going at it lately. Thanks to this wonderful book and movie, we may achieve that goal after all.




2/1/2009
My husband and I will have been married for 12 years in April. We married for the wrong reasons. I just found out last night that for the first 2 or 3 years of our marriage he didn't love me. But has grown to now. I myself am still not sure. Some days I think I do but others not so sure. After I watched this movie I have been very troubled. I have been trying to asset our marriage but I can't seem to understand why I have these feelings. I have decided to take this challange. I know that it will help my marriage.

-Kelly




2/1/2009
HI EVERYONE WOW!!!! I FINALLY WATCHED FIREPROOF THIS WEEKEND. AND THE MOVIE WAS SOOOOO EXCELLENT IT REALLY MADE U C THINGS FROM ANOTHER ANGLE. I LAUGHED AND CRIED AND JUST ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. AND MY HUSBAND CHRIS DID TO. IT KEEPS YOU TRYING AND WANTING MORE FOR YOUR MARRIAGE AND NEVER GIVING UP THATS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT. I ACTUALLY WENT BACK AND WATCHED IT AGAIN SO TWICE FOR ONE WEEKEND. THANKS FOR LETTING ME B APART OF IT.




2/1/2009
I WATCHED THIS MOVIE LAST NIGHT. I LOVED IT!!! ME AND MY HUSBAND HAVE ONLY BEEN MARRIED FOR 2 YEARS AND HAVE ALOT OF PROBLEMS. I HAVE 3 KIDS ONE OF THEM ARE ONLY HIS. HE HAS A BAD ANGER PROBLEM JUST LIKE THE GUY IN THE MOVIE, AND THINKS I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT ALL MYSELF AND HIM DO NOTHING BUT COME HOME AND GO TO BED. I HOPE THIS WORKS FOR US. THANKS FOR MAKING THE MOVIE. I WILL BE ORDERING THE BOOK NEXT.






2/1/2009
Hellow I`am a mother of three and have been married for 20 months and before I watched fireproof I wanted out of my marriage. I truly thank you for making this movie. I not only see my husband in a new out look but I have became closer to God and never want to give up ever again, THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.




2/1/2009
Me and my husband have been married for three years and seperated for 9 months. Our marriage have reached this point because of infideltity on his part and unforgiveness, stubborness, impatience and no communication on my part. I was brought up to believe that when your spouse cheats, there is no return or forgiveness and so when he did, I closed all other possible options.

I watched the movie Fireproof tonight not thinking it had anything to do with marriage but I'm glad I did. It was an amazing movie and it opened my mind and my heart. My husband has been trying for months to get me to forgive him and I wouldn't hear of it. Without going into the day's events, I believe that God used this movie to get my attention. My day one starts here. I will keep you posted.

Mrs. T. Armstrong

Tyisha



2/1/2009
My husband of 8 yrs. is a firefighter and we tried to watch the movie last night unfortunatly he fell asleep (which hurt my feelings) but I finished the movie tonight (alone, he was on shift) and the fighting that happens in the movie seem to mimic our lives I hope and pray everyday that somehow we'll be able to get through this in one piece. I'm not willing to give up on him yet!




1/31/2009
My Husband and I just watched this movie and it is now one of our favorites. we have been married 5 years this year, and have had our tough times. It touched our hearts. it is so inspirational, and encouraging. Its so real, a mirror image to a lot of marriages. Thank you for making this movie, I know it will touch many marriages across the country, and entire world. It did ours, we know we have a lot to work on but with the help of God it is possible. God moves in mysterious ways! Thank you, and God Bless.




1/31/2009
I watched "Fireproof" last night for the first time. It is the only movie I have ever watched that moved me as much as it did. I got out of the Marines about 3 years ago, and now I'm a firefighter. My husband is still in the Marines, and is about to get deployed for the 5th time. Our brad new marriage of only 3 years has been a roller coaster from having a baby, moving, buying a new house, and deployment. He hasn't been home for even a year yet(since his last deployment in '08) , and is about to be deployed again (this May of '09). Between my job, raising our daughter practically bymyself, and the stress of deployment, our marriage is hanging by a small thread. I saw myself and him in each character in the movie, and I can't wait for my husband to watch it with me tonight. I just ordered the 40 Day Love Dare, and Im anxiously waiting for its arrival. I'm hoping in the small amount of time him and I have left together, we will be able to eventually feel the love we had for each other, the way we use too.
-Liz




1/31/2009
Hello,
I have been married for 6 months and it seems like everyday has been very trying for our relationship. We did our premarital counseling and we now are doing postmartial counseling. We have already talked about divorce several times and have gone weeks without intimacy. I feel like we are falling out of love with one another. I always think he is the blame and he feels the same about me. This is my husband's second marriage and my first and it has not been very pleasant for me. I felt like a waited lifetime for marriage only to be disappointed. I really want our marriage to work but I don't want to be unhappy. I rented fireproof about 3 days ago not knowing that the movie was about marriage. I tried to get my husband to watch it with me because a friend of ours recommended we watch the movie. We started watching the movie and he complained that it was boring and went to bed. I continued to watch the movie and was blessed by what I saw. Some of the issues that they went through reminded me of what we are going through. I went out of town the next day and told my husband to return the movie to the rental store for me since he wasn't going to finish watching it. I received a text on my phone next morning from my husband telling me he finished the movie. He told me he loved me and wanted to work on our marriage, he said he was selfish,foolish, and have been acting UnChristlike. I rejoiced after I read this but I know this is only the beginning of a long journey, I'm willing to take. I just ordered the Love Dare book for me and my husband and I will keep everyone posted on how we do.

sheron



1/31/2009
We just watched this last night with my parents. It is an amazing story and sadly so very true for many families these days!!

I am a 26yr old wife and mother. I have been with my husband since I was 16yrs old. We have been married for 8yrs. We were set up on a blind date through friends of his that i had met all cause of a flat tire. We knew there was a reason we met. Years later we have 2 amazing kids(7 and 2) and I never understood how much stress growing up put on you. Our son was born 10mths after we got married and we had to grow up pretty fast.

We are open and honest with eachother and have a great marriage. But everyone has their ups and downs no matter how good you have it. I love my husband so very much. We have made it through a lot of hard times. We try not to be mean to eachother when times are rough....but it happens.

We are taking the challange. We are going to go find the book(one for each of us) and work on fire proofing our marriage. It is very important to me that our children have something to look at and say i want a life like that. I will spend the rest of my life with this wonderful man....why not try to help it out a little right??




1/31/2009
My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We have seen the good and the bad. We seperated for a while and even filed for divorce. We are still together today but have a long way to go. About a year ago I gave my life to christ and it made a huge difference. My husband has yet to do so but I know after he sees this movie that will change. Thank you for putting out such a wonderful movie. It touched my heart in so many ways. God Bless
Amy




1/31/2009
I watched fireproof today and it was amazing. My husband is currently away on deployment for the US Navy. We have the toughest times during deployments but after watching this movie I am truely going to do everything I can to not argue while he is away. This movie has changed me. Thank you for making the movie.

Deanna



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