A few years ago, I fell in love with a movie that was made not for box office numbers, but for the purpose of getting a message out there: marriage is sacred. Love IS worth fighting for. Never leave your partner behind. Going even deeper than that, the story shows just how much we need our Savior. Just how much He loves us...even when we reject Him.
(Had to share this video...so powerful!)
Well, the creators of Fireproof are back with a new message, a new story. Instead of firefighters, these are policemen. Instead of a dying marriage, these are dying relationships.
These are brave men, courageous men, when it comes to their work. At home, it's a bit of a different story. But when something tragic and unexpected happens, one of these men decides that it's time to shape up and wholeheartedly step into his role as a father. He explores what God expects from fathers, and writes up a resolution to be more than a "good enough" dad. The resolution is a list of what he is responsible for, what he should be doing as a father, and some of his coworkers make the decision to follow this resolution as well. Thus, they each embark on their own journey, finding out what it means to be a godly father.
The result of this is a powerful, beautiful movie that challenges men on how they should be raising their children. But of course, the message isn't just for men; us women can benefit from it as well! It is so vastly important for us to be raising our children in godly homes, where the name of Jesus is one commonly heard! It's important that we treasure each moment with our children, because we never know when that moment will end. It's important to really know our children, and love them with all we have.
This movie was spectacular. It had all the impact of Fireproof and so much more. If you get the chance, go see it. Just like I think all couples should watch Fireproof, I think all daddies (mommies too) should go see Courageous. It's a worthwhile two hours. :)
And of course, because I adore Casting Crowns, I've gotta share this song!
Be courageous, my friends!