I just realized that it’s been almost two months since I last posted! Sorry. I’ve been busy with The Fireproof Movie. If you don’t know, Fireproof is about a heroic fireman locked in a failing marriage who accepts his father’s challenge to take part in a 40-day experiment designed to teach both husband and wife the true meaning of commitment in this faith-based marriage drama starring Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea. It is rated PG.
I showed the movie at church a couple of consecutive weekends in January. And then in February offered the six week Fireproof Your Marriage seminar/study to the public. I ordered the materials directly from Outreach and it was surprisingly affordable. We had a good turn out, with a total of 10 couples (5 from church and 5 non-churched).
Topics during the six week group sessions are:
- He Said/She Said – appreciating the God-designed differences between men and women
- He First Loves Us – God’s love for you and how it enables you to love others
- Love for a Lifetime – marriage as a lifelong covenant
- Breaking Free – freeing yourself from temptations that can destroy a marriage
- Forgiveness – offering and receiving forgiveness
- A Better Way of Loving – unconditional love
The only session I had a theological problem with was session two. The well-meaning folks at Outreach based the session two on God’s love for us and how if we are to really love one another, then we must come understand and accept God’s love for us. Of course, the session offered the non-Biblical sinner’s prayer for salvation. I looked at the “problem” as a way of sharing God’s truth with the class. While there were no earth-shattering moments in the session, I at least planted seeds for thought.
The Fireproof Your Marriage seminar/study is good for couples at any level of their relationship and is meant to go hand in hand with the Love Dare book. While the Love Dare book is not needed for the seminar/study, it is the basis of The Fireproof Movie and the premise behind the sessions.
May God bless your ministry as you outreach to others with this timely tool.