Personal Reflections on Fireproof. . . and a Challenge

One thing that moved me when I watched the movie was when the husband really started to try to win his wife back and she just rejected everything he tried. I flashed back to our separation and there was a time when I felt like I was finally acknowledging problems, desperately trying to make changes and turn over a new leaf, but for awhile I did not feel that my efforts were accepted by my wife.

By God’s grace, I kept persevering and after while it didn’t matter so much if my wife didn’t jump up and down at my sincere efforts. Soon, though, she began to acknowledge that I was trying.

Sometimes I wonder if I need to warn people I am encouraging to stay in their marriages that they may go through a similar season and if they do, it is not the time to give up. It’s the time to dig in and persevere. Keep going just as Caleb did in the movie.

Order the book “The Love Dare” ( and do the Love Dare with your spouse. Give your marriage another 40 days before you give up.

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