Friday, 30 January 2009


Last weekend James and I caught a showing of the film "Fireproof". While not likely to win many awards, it is a film that resonated deep within many viewers, including myself. A Christian film production by Kirk Cameron, the film challenges the modern-day notion that a marriage is nothing but a contract to be ended when you please. Instead it hails the truth that it is a covenant, sacred between three: you, your spouse and God. The script bravely acknowledges that marriage isn't easy, cannot work in complacency, and requires dedication and work on the part of each partner.

My own emotions are bubbling over, to the extent that I still feel inadequate in trying to pen them. I have witnessed wonderful examples of more than 60 years of dedication, and the heart-wrenching tragedy of separation and divorce. This film is truly "lighting a fire" under all those who have taken the marriage vow to wake up to what they have.

If you get a chance, see the film with your loved husband or wife. Recognize the role God plays in your relationship. Remember the daily efforts to demonstrate your love to your spouse. I'll end with the lyrics of what is fast becoming the "love theme" of the film. The songwriter himself experienced the turmoil of a rocky relationship, and his stark poetry reveals truths so deep and pure they resonate within. May we all have angels guarding our doors.

"Love is Not a Fight"
- Warren Barfield

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave

Lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in the raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave, may God send His angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do

Love will come to save us
If we'll only call
He will ask nothing of us
But demand we give our all

I will fight for you
Would you fight for me?
It's worth fighting for

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