Marriage Retreat Memories 2-21-10

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Fireproof: The Movie & Small Group Discussion

Omega Baptist Church (Salem/Emerson) will be showing FIREPROOF on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 3:00. This is a free event and open to the community. A lite meal will be served between the morning worship service and the start of the movie. Childcare will be provided and teens are encouraged to view the movie.

Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

The Story behind Fireproof

Fireproof begins with a married couple in deep trouble. On the verge of divorce, they are fighting and barely able to speak to one another in a kind manner. The young wife is struggling with an attraction to a man she works with who gives her the kind of attention she feels she is lacking from her husband, while her husband struggles with a pornography addiction which has helped lead to this sad state of affairs.

Caleb Holt, portrayed by Kirk Cameron, is the Captain of the local fire department and the movie involves some very moving and action packed scenes of the firemen doing their daily work in a heroic manner. His wife is working at a local hospital as a public relations representative for the medical work of the facility.

Caleb seeks out the guidance of his father who talks to him in depth about how his mother and he almost split up. Caleb is frustrated and angry, he feels there is no hope. They are planning to file for divorce. His father asks him to give him 40 days to try to save his marriage.

This is when Caleb’s father sends him his own special handwritten copy of The Love Dare, a book which begins a 40-day journey to changing the course of your marriage.

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For six weeks following the movie, I will hosting a small group discussion about the movie in our home. This will take place on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 beginning on September 3.

This movie is having a major positive impact on marriages across the country. The group discussions are designed to help couples discuss issues that are contributing to the negative marital statistics in our communities.  Please join me for frank, open discussions about marriage. The health of our marriages is critical to the health of our nation. I encourage you to give your family the gift of these few weeks.  Let me know if you are able to participate.

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Upcoming Marriage Retreat

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The Shoe Box

Some of you may have read this before. However, the kernel of truth in it caused me to laugh out loud. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. Testimonials etc. are welcomed

The Shoe Box (Author unknown)

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.

He asked her about the contents. ‘When we were to be married,’ she said, ‘ my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.’

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

‘Honey,’ he said, ‘that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?’

‘Oh,’ she said, ‘that’s the money I made from selling the dolls.’

A Prayer…….

Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;
Love to forgive him;
And Patience for his moods;
Because Lord, if I pray for Strength,
I’ll beat him to death, because I don’t know how to crochet.

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