I just watched Fireproof with my husband and I am giving this movie “must see” status.
I’ll be honest, and tell you that I wasn’t expecting to like it even though I kept hearing wonderful things about it.
I figured it was another one of those “My Husband is a Jerk and if He Would Just Bring Me Flowers More Often, I Wouldn’t Treat Him So Badly” movies.
And for the first one third of it, I thought I had pretty much nailed it. Also working against it was the fact that they had our bedroom furniture EXCEPT THE DRAWERS ACTUALLY GLIDE OPEN instead of drag and catch and screech in a way that makes all the neighborhood dogs howl at once.
But I found it in my heart to forgive those easy gliding drawers and the movie won me over.
When I saw how this movie treats marriage as worth fighting for, no matter how devastating the struggles can be, I knew it wasn’t any ordinary Almost-Broke-Up/Found-Love-Again story.
There were no easy answers, no quick solutions, but real, honest work that was done to heal something that had been injured.
I am not a crier, but I got misty eyed three times! This really is a wonderful movie that stresses how God can redeem our lives, no matter how broken.