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1/31/2009
My aunt gave me "The Love Dare" book for Christmas. It is now February, and I have only done 3 dares. But like Caleb, I didnt put my heart into it. I am going to start over this time, and put my heart into it. I will pray for help, and do everything I should.




1/31/2009
ME AND MY HUSBAND HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 5 YRS , HE HAS A BIG PROBLEM WITH BEING ON THE INTERNET AND WATCHING PORN , AND HIS FRIENDS WERE ALWAYS MORE IMPORTANT , HE MET OTHER GIRLS AND TREATED THEM WITH SO MUCH RESPECT , I HAVE NOT FELT LIKE HE HAS EVER LOVED ME , HE DOESN'T TREAT ME THE WAY I WANT TO BE TREATED, WE HAVE NO INTIMACY , HE TELLS ME THATS ALL I MARRIED HIM FOR , THE PAIN IN MY HEART AND ALL THE CRYING I HAVE ENDURED IS UNEXPLAINABLE , BEING CALLED EVERY NAME IN THE BOOK , HURT ME SO MUCH , AND THE THOUGHT OF HAVING AN AFFAIR CAME TO MY MIND ALL THE TIME , I MET DIFFERENT MEN EVERYWHERE I WENT AND SO MANY TIMES THEY TOLD ME I WAS BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY , I JUST LOVED HEARING IT , AND IT MADE ME START THINKING WHAT AM I DOING TO MYSELF , I WASNT HEARING THOSE THINGS AT HOME NOR DID I EVER GET SUCH ATTENTION AT HOME , AND FINALLY I REALIZED MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON , I FINALLY , AND AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF DEALING WITH THIS I WANTED TO LOOK FOR AN APARTMENT AND MOVE OUT WITH MY 2 CHILDREN , ONCE THE WINTER WAS OVER , THEN THIS MOVIE CAME OUT AND I WATCHED IT 3 TIMES , THE CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE , ACTED IDENTICAL TO ME AND MY HUSBAND , I COULDN'T BIELEVE WHAT I WAS SEEING , AND I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF THE MOVIE EVER SINCE , AS I WATCHED THE MOVIE I JUST CRIED SO MUCH CAUSE I COULD FEEL WHAT THE WOMAN WAS GOING THROUGH , OUR FRIENDS TRIED TALKING TO MY HUSBAND AND NOTHING EVER SEEMED TO WORK ! I DON'T KNOW HOW HE FEELS AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE , BUT IT DEEPLY AFFECTED THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT GOD AND OUR MARRIAGE !!




1/30/2009
I have been married for almost 2 years...my husband and I have had many problems and are facing divorce..neither of us really want it i believe but feel it's maybe for the better. We watched Fireproof and it was us to the T!!!!! Even the kids said we were identical to the characters in the movie..thank u...for opening my eyes and giving me hope. I plan to save the money to buy the 40 day love dare to see if it will help my marriage..very inspirational film..one of my favorites now!!!!!





1/30/2009
My Husband and I have only been married for a little over 4 months and we have already had our good share of nasty fights. I am pregnant with our first baby..a girl and she is due in April. I just turned 18 and he is 21. Today we went to Wal*Mart just to do some shopping and he(Jeff) came up to me and asked if we could get the Fireproof movie. I rolled my eyes and said sure. (He is a fireman and loves anything to do with fire). We put the movie in not knowing that we should have bought a box of tissues along with the movie. We thought it was just like any other firefighter movie...lots of fire and action. We were totally worng! This movie was way better! It was Inspirational to both of us. I'm not sure who held who when it came to the tears. Both of our parents are going through a divorce and we both told each other that we would never put each other & our kids through a divorce but now we REALLY don't want to ever go through it. This is an amazing movie and I'm so glad we bought it! It made me fall in love all over again.

Jenn



1/30/2009
well, we have been married almost 5 years. we got married so young: 19 & 20. we have two small children. we love each other. but lately i've been bored. he admitted it too. there's nothing wrong. our life is great, our kids are great,....nothing to really complain about .... except that we seem like roommates. It's been a rough week of arguing. and we dont typically argue. tears were shed and he asked what he was doing wrong. we didnt know how to fix what was happening to us. we just wanted it to stop. we just felt so .... DISTANT.

My mother saw Fireproof in the theatre when it came out. she told me it was amazing and that i should go on a date with my husband to see it. with two kids, it's hard to get out, so we never ended up seeing it (and we weren't bored at the time...this is a new development). When we were at bestbuy yesterday, I saw that Fireproof was out and remembered that my mom had told me to see it.

I was feeling incredibly apathetic and in a general sour mood tonight when he got home. i asked if we could open up that movie and watch it together. he said, yeah sure. now, we both go to church together when we can (he works alot) but dont have the same kind of FERVENTNESS to the Lord. I feel like he could be stonger in the Lord and that's been rough for our marriage. even though i knew that coming into it 5 years ago.

The movie spoke to us. BOTH. we stopped midway for a snack break. i thought he would think it was cheesy whenever God was brought up. TO MY AMAZED SURPRISE he just opened up and said: THIS IS SPEAKING TO ME. to say i was shocked would be an understatement!!!! We ordered the leather-like books (2) and the couples kit. Took a look at the site together and he was actually interested. HE HATES READING. he even TEARED UP in the movie...trying SOOOO hard not to cry and held me tight.

This isnt his personality. so this is huge and we really realize just how much we love each other. that the SPARK we were missing is still there. we just need more GOD!

sorry this was so long. but i am in utter SHOCK at his response. this movie is a blessing. we also ordered the book for a couple of friends of ours getting married. they're having issues and we think this would be the best gift. would you believe HE SUGGESTED it??!!!

Thank You Lord for the wonderous and mysterious ways in which you work. it's certainly never BORING. hahah!




1/29/2009
I watched your movie tonight "FireProof" and I was impressed to say at least. As a former career fire Captain I have seen marriages and relationships come apart during my tenure. I truly wish this movie could have come out sooner. I wish every firefighter would watch this video and hear its message. The job of a firefighter is a strenuous one and I believe with all my heart this movie will make a difference. When our firefighters would go to a structure fire we called that a "Job". When they came home I would tell them you guys did a "good job today." Well you folks put together a great movie! Job well done! Best Wishes and thanks for the training.




1/29/2009
What an incredible movie. I watched it for the first time tonight. I have a landscaping business while my wife is blessed to stay at home with our two daughters. Needless to say after coming home tired I feel sometimes that I don't need to lift a finger because I worked all day. Kirk Cameron's role in the movie made me realize how wrong I've been and that I need to strive to help my wife at home as well and not feel that I'm relieved of my duties just because I worked outside the house.




1/29/2009
My wife and I met while I was and still in the Military while I was visiting my hometown on leave and at that time she was working in the postal service (retired now). We dated little but wrote one another. Then months later she transfered her job to Loiusiana where I was stationed and we Married. We were married about one year when we adopted a brother and sister ages 10 and 12 in 2002. We knew that God put us in a time and place to start an extented family soon because these kids needed parents to love and guide them through live after all that they have been through. So immediately I had to learn to be a good husband, a loving husband and father all at the same time.
My wife and I have been and still faithful to God and very active in church, but then I received orders to deploy to Iraq in 2003 and I had to become a praying husband and praying father understanding how far dedication and devotion with a loving spouse will go over 10,000 miles away.
She was there for me, giving me support while learning more about our children, I felt as though I was taking her for granted but when ever I got the chance to call, email or write her it would be like the day we first met. I would remember every date needed to celebrate and send flowers or a gift through mail from Iraq. She would have issues with the kids but would fine that time for me. Although I was there with the kids for a short time, I had to discipline by phone I rely on my faith in God to restore what I missed not being there with my wife.
Well, I redeployed and we picked up where we left off. I transferred to another post in Kentucky where we bought our home. We got more involved in the church, My son plays the drums, my wife and I were involved in the youth ministry and my daugther sings with the choir. We began to have problems with my son in school and the teenage attitude, along with our jobs our together time took a strain, the weekend were family time but we have to reserve little time for ourselves. We prayed that much harder, God heard it, we continue to dedicate our time and promised god until death do us part. Things were great and then I received orders to transfer to Texas and deploy to Iraq 2007-2009 once again I'VE MISSED (2)THANKSGIVINGS AND (2) CHRISTMASES without my family, I had to rely on God through it. I found this movie FIREPROOF and got my wife involved in the web site and the movie and it is great, it serves many purposes in a marriages we talk about it often.
I'm here in Iraq today writing about a distant love and marriage that has been strained through the test of time but with God's unchanging hand we are able to talk and email one another everyday and will start a couple's ministry. I redeploy in a couple of days and then I retire from the military July 2009. Nothing is greater then God. Today I can say "My marriage is nothing without God"........





1/29/2009
My husband and I have been married for 10 years this March..Our love story is rather an odd one..we met by chance in a phone chat room....I had searched many many years for my soul mate and i found him on a telephone..i don't know if it was so wonderful because the physical appearence didn't matter when we started...we talked for hours and hours about life and what we ech expected from it..we had both been married before to other people but it just had not worked out..I never expected to find him but i had prayed for him..and god answered my prayer..we have struggled through many hard times..he was diagnosed with diabetes shortly after the birth of our daughter..and has since lost all of his toes and is officially disabled..this has made him feel very unuseful..and not able to be them "man" of the house..I have had to go back to work and can no longer be the stay at home mom..I work full time as a nurse but we still struggle with the finances..we seperated for 2 months last summer and it was miserable..we are back together and loving every mintue of it..We haven't watched FIREPROOF yet..but i hope that it will bring us even closer together..

Lisa



1/29/2009
My story is a sad one. I went to see the movie after I had been kicked out of the house by my wife. We had wanted to see it together, but it was not playing in our area yet. I watched it, saw things that I have not been doing in my marriage. I told my wife we both should go see it, maybe it would help us. And if not at least we tried. My wife at this time will not even try and seek help. She only wants me gone. I offered to talk to someone to help work our problems out, but no deal. She only wants out. We are both Christians, both are set in our ways. I have given and tried with her. But since she cannot get along with my family she says i cannot be there for her. She only wants me, and that does not sit well with me. I only see my kids twice a month, see I am divorced from my first wife. My kids are important to me so much so I got out of the active Army so I could see them grow up. But my wife of today will not let them come over, and I will not get into all the reasons, but from the help I am getting I know I am trying my best, and my best is not good enough. So I say to everyone out there remember that your families are very important. Always try your best. Sometimes your best will not be good enough, and all the trying, changing, and promises might not work, like in my case. God has a plan for me, I do not know what it is right now, but I will follow him and I will find it someday. I am sad I am loosing my wife, but I know in my heart that I have tried my best, but when your wife/husband is not willing to try it makes it hard. I know this movie has helped me, and I know it helps others. Thank you for making it.




1/29/2009
i saw fireproof tonight and may i say its an awesome movie! im 17 years old ,im pregnant still with my boyfriend . as a christian with all the ups and downs in my life it is very true what this movie represents for couples in this 40 day challenge i only hope to grow into understanding my relationship i hope with help from above that my boyfriend can be saved so our child can grow up with a better example from his/her parents. this is a difficult walk and true to say temptations are thrown at us each day as for all the couples out their that have been married for years i pray for many more to come nothing is to impossible to acomplish with god by your side also remember that god wouldnt give you any problems you couldnt handle have patience and it was put in my heart to post this if there has been a verse in the bible that has given me an understanding of love

1COR.13

MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR MARRIAGES HAVE FAITH!!!!!




1/27/2009
Where do I even begin, my husband and I met about 7 years ago when I was in a previous horrible marriage. We had mutual friends and kept running into each other, but I could never remember his name. About a year after that marriage ended, we once again met up with friends. We immediately started talking and had wonderful conversation. About a year later we were married. We started off so strong, so full of live, love and energy. Now all we have is love. A boring fading love. Somehow we have forgotten what it was to have that spark light up inside of us. We have come over many many obstacles along the way, but can't seem to get over this one. I am a die hard romantic, and he is addicted to video games. I know, thats not really a bad addiction, but when it is done over 10 hours straight on our weekends, and after work till bedtime and we spend no time together it has gotten to be a problem.
We finally watched the movie Fireproof last night. Much to my surprise, Kevin sat down and watched it, he didn't seem to interested, but he still did it, I guess that's a start. Kevin is not a bad husband, I just want more out of our marriage for both of us. He is addicted to the x-box which I don't really have a problem with except for the amount of time that is consumed on it. He takes away that time from us as a couple that is so vidally important to me right now. I have sincerely had a new awakening to my life and I want us to retrieve that spontaneity and romance that we once had. Lately, all I feel is alone. Even when surrounded by friends, I feel utterly alone. Maybe it is the guilt from all the foolish things that I have done that is catching up with me, who knows... All I know is it is a horrible, lonely place to be. I hope and pray that he has really payed attention to the movie and maybe we can as a team make this work, if not, I am afraid as to what our doom will be. I can not...WILL NOT live in a lifeless, loveless, non romantic marriage. This is what I have based all my dreams and desires upon, and I can no longer settle for less. I hope he sees this and understands with an open heart. It is utterly important to me, to us, to our family. I know I can do more to help him financially and morally, I will. Finally I get it, finally I alone have a plan!! A plan that I am sure will work if I can just stay focused on what is important. He did do one sweet thing today, he was on a business trip and finally figured out how to make his fancy phone send me a text. It was all jumbled in a video, but I got the I love you coming out of his mouth, his face, I saw it. It made me smile. After the last few weeks of war against each other, I guess that was a great step. Lets just hope it continues. If I can over come this court thing, I can over come anything that God puts before me. Now it's time for me to believe and have faith. Unwavering faith, no matter what. That will be the struggle, but for once in my life I am up for it. I can almost say I am proud of myself....







1/26/2009
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My Husband and I have been together for almost 8yrs and married almost 7yrs . We both have been wanting to see fireproof, but never found the time to go. We have had a pretty good marriage no fights or anything like that. My husband is the only one that works I'm a stay home mom. Even though we both made this choice for me to stay home I still feel like I was not doing my part.

My husband never cheated on me, but with him working all the time he did talk to some of the women he worked with (too much). My husband thinks that he should always beable to fix other ppls problems (mainly women) he said they where always having problems with their spouse and needed someone to talk to, but he couldn't see that our marriage need some help too. I found a Im chat that my husband had sent to another women telling her that had be thinking about her and this other women new about me.

My husband did not hide that he was married and that he was in love with me, but he said that he told her this to make her feel better b/c she was having problems of her own. I was so hurt this man that I married and never thought he would ever tell any other women those words. I gave him a choice I told him he was not to talk to her anymore. He did this and has not talked to her anymore.

We both thought that b/c we had talked things out that we where better,but I didn't feel that way for some reason I had this feeling in my tummy that I could not explain. I called him at work one day and we talked (and I cried a lot) about how we where feeling and I got a lot of my chest. That's when we decided that his next day off we needed to get a baby sitter and go see fireproof. This movie was meant for us. I feel like GOD held off on us watching it when it first came out b/c at that time we where doing fine. We both cried in this movie and the whole time my husband held me tight I felt close again.

We both went to church and believed in the lord, but our problem was we didn't ask him to watch over our marriage and help us thru the bad and good. We know make it a point to take date nights and we let each other know how much we are in love with each other. We took each other for granted saying he/she knows I love them we just stoped showing each other. I know my husband was not to blame for all the problems. I pushed him away a lot from holding me and that is why he found comfort in another women.

I have to thank GOD for saving our marriage from getting way out of hand and for those who made fireproof it was a life saver. We both know that we still have to work at our marriage and ask GOD to help us each and ever day.




1/26/2009
Wow..where do I begin. My husband and I have been married for 8 years, we started out strong, but somewhere in the last 5 years I lost him. I recently found out that he had an addiction to internet porn and swingers websites. That crushed me, I did not feel that I could ever recover from that pain. We went to counseling and it seem to somewhat help until he had a relapse again a few months ago. The pain I have been carrying is very deep to the point of no return...I have considered filing for a divorce. The movie Fireproof had been mentioned to me several times but for my husband and I to go see a movie ...its impossible and just did not happen so I never bothered to mention it to him. My brother is the one who encouraged us to go see it and I cried...that was exactly what we have been going through I knew her pain. I also knew the temptation of an affair because the fact of being told things that your own husband does not tell you....makes you feel good. Having someone there for you to pick you up, when your husband is putting you down. I have asked God to come into our lives and help us try to salvage what we have...the hardest part with me is the pain. Hearing the words that she said to her mom " When did I stop becoming good enough?" - it hurts.




1/22/2009
My husband and I were friends for 5 years before we started dating in 2003. In 2004, we got married and since then our marriage has been falling apart. My likes are his dislikes and his likes and my dislikes. Our marriage is headed toward divorce, but he thinks that everything is fine. It seems as if we have been going through the same storm since we got married. I have prayed and prayed for our marriage and for my family, but it doesn't seem like it is working. I know that I'm not perfect and neither is he, but it seems the more I pray for my marriage, the harder it gets. When we married, we both were doing things that were not Christ like, things that our Father would not approve of, so I gave my life to the Lord so that I could be a better wife to my husband and a better mother to my children. As soon as I gave my life to Christ, my husband was not pleased, because he was not ready for the change. We married into sin and I thought that it was time to do the work of the LORD. We watched the movie a few days ago and it was a reflection of our marriage. I don't know if my husband got anything out of it, but I did. I think my husband has a lot of baggage from his previous marriage that he has not let go, but that is pushing me further and further away from him. We have been to counseling several times, but nothing has worked thus far. I know I shouldn't just give up on my marriage but it is taking a toll on me and who I've become. I am about to just throw my hands up, because I just don't know what else to do, but I have not stop praying. I'm waiting on God.



LJ





1/21/2009
My husband and I fell out of going to church. Everything started to fall apart! Our marriage and relationship with our children and family members. Work went down and bills started to stack up and on the line to lose everything. So much stressed all around.
We'd pick up to read the bible here and there, still didn't attend church.
My husband and I fighting all the time and with the children. We both started saying we each wanted a divorce. The last fight we had my husband said, it was it he was out.
I agree and wanted the same too. I heard about the movie fireproof from some friends.
The said it was a powerful movie. I got online to this website that shows movies. I started to watch the movie, and it was so powerful that I started to cry. I turned it off and told me husband that he should really was the movie. One day he did and there was something different about him. He asked if I had watched it, of course I said yes. Which I only watch the first part of it. I brought myself to watch the movie and it was so heart felt. I felt like it was mine and my husband's story. I cried all the way through and told myself, I wanted to change. I have unsaved family memebers that I will share the movie with. Pray it touchs them as much it touched my husband and I.
God bless




1/18/2009
My wife and I have been married for 19 years in November. In July of 2008, she filed for divorce because of my lengthy addiction to internet porn. We separated at the end of July, and I found out about the movie in late November from a realitor involved in our divorce proceedings. I convinced my two Sons to go with me to the movie, and it was like watching my own life story. I was so impressed that I told my two Sons that they had to find a way to get their Mom to go this movie, and they agreed - they are 17 and 16. We had not physically seen each other for 4 months, and the boys convinced her to go as a family to this "mystery" movie, as she did not know what it was about. My wife is a devout Christian lady who stuck with me for many tough years. She was really impressed with the movie, and while watching it, realized that she needed to "stop" the divorce proceedings, and work on our marriage. I have gone through 5 months of counseling and prayer. The Holy Spirit of God worked a "miracle" in my heart, and allowed it to open up to receive His Love. I have never experienced so much Peace and Freedom as I now do with this undeserved Love now present in my heart. My wife agreed to start talking, and noticed something really different about me, namely that same Peace was evident to her. After several Heart to Heart talks, and many tears, we are now well on our way to recovery. We both feel closer to each than our entire 19 years of married life, and have placed Christ as the center-piece of our renewed marriage. This movie enlightened both of us, and was very influentual in our getting back together. Our message to those affected by porn addiction, is that there is hope - and that hope is Christ, if you allow the Spirit of God to work in your heart. Stay in prayer - it is a powerful tool.
We are placing All of our Trust in God that He will walk with us through this time of our life, and will continue to be our guide for the remainder of our lives together. Pray from the heart, and Trust. The Holy Spirit will do the rest for you.
God Bless All.




1/14/2009
I went to see "Fireprooof" the weekend it came out. In the beginning of October 2008 my sister told me that she was not in love with her husband anymore. She made it through the holidays together and brought it up again this past weekend. She says that they have grown apart. She got married right out of high school, and was pregnant within a year. Now they have an 8 year old son...who is honestly a blessing. My sister is dealing with some issues that her husband has hurt her in the past. She is trouble forgetting them. She says that they have grown apart...and she is just basically tired of being married. She says she can't say she loves him to his face without forcing it. It breaks my heart for her. They have been married 9 years. First of all, help me pray that Jesus is first in each of their lives...without Him in the center...it will never work. Then pray for their reconcilation, open communication to hear one another, for a deeper God given passion for one another and to be married. I pray Satan to not enter their home. I am hoping that they might rent Fireproof when it comes this month. I have bought The Love Dare book. Please pray for Jennifer and Jasten. Thank you.




1/11/2009
My husband and I have been married 28 years. In the past 6 years we have grown further and further apart. We had parenting differences when our youngest was in High School and acted out and disobeyed house rules, curfews, etc. I believed in discipline and consequences for disrespectful behavior and my husband ignored our son's behavior and just said that's what teen boys are like. We were on 2 different pages when it came to reinforcing the house rules and disciplining our son. This put a wedge between my husband and me which has only grown larger.

My respect for my husband decreased because I saw a man who could not make decisions and work as a team member. My respect also decreased because he would constantly lie to me about financial and other issues in his life and I grew to not trust him and not know when I could trust him.

My husband began counseling 2 years ago but there has been little consistent change. He reads books, listens to tapes and even went to see Fireproof the Movie with me but to little avail. I never know when I am going to get lied to again or when I can trust his word since his actions never seem to go hand in hand with his words. This past August he made a financial decision by himself which has affected our whole family in a negative way and yet he did this by himself. When he finally told me about it, he called himself a "fraud". I am having a very difficult time loving a man who calls himself a fraud, is not true to himself or me and continues to walk in the same path he has always walked. I am bitter, resentful and angry and I really don't want to spend much time with him.

I am trying to work through the 40 day dare and so far it has shown me what I need to do about my attitudes and feelings. I pray that God will use this dare and the movie to show us both what real love is.




1/9/2009
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