Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’

Twelve Rules for a Happy Marriage

Friday, September 17th, 2010
  1. Never be angry at the same time.
  2. Never yell at one another unless the house is on fire.
  3. Yield to the wishes of your spouse as an exercise fo self-disciple if you can’t think of a better reason.
  4. If you have a choice between making yourself or your spouse look good, choose your spouse.
  5. If you feel you must criticize, do so lovingly.
  6. Never bring up a mistake from the past.  Your silence will be appreciated.
  7. Neglect the whole world rather than one another
  8. Never meet without an affectionate greeting.
  9. Never let the day end without saying at least one complementary thing to your spouse.
  10. When you have said or done something hurtful, acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness.
  11. Remember, it takes two to get into an argument.  Invariably the one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking.
  12. Never go to bed mad.


Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Sherwood Productions, the producers of Facing the Giants released a touching film “Fireproof.”  It has all the qualities to be a big hit; action, comedy, great story line, but it is also much more. The producers have created a complete experience through the movie, the website, & through volunteers around the world. Brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick created Sherwood Productions.

Fireproof is about a firefighter who lets the stress of his job come between him and his wife. Just when he thinks that their marriage is destined for divorce, his dad offers him a dare. The Love Dare: a book that teaches about unconditional love. Stephen Kendrick, producer at Sherwood Productions, said, “The word fireproof doesn’t mean that something resists fire, it means that when the fire comes it can withstand the heat. All marriages go through fire. Scripture talks about, being tested by fire; our works in heaven will be tested by fire. Jesus said when we’re built on the rock of obedience to God’s word; we can withstand all the heat of this life when it hits us.” The multiple twists will keep your attention throughout the movie.

When the marriage suffers, so do the relationships involved. By building strong foundations, we can empower the children in the marriage. Today there are many hurting and lost children because of unloving homes, divorce, & bitterness. In 2006, the U.S. Bureau of the Census reported that more than 1 million children are affected by divorce each year. Children like to imitate their parents, so if they see their parents in unhappy relationships the kids are likely to repeat the process. Let us stop the vicious cycle of unhealthy relationships. The value of a happy marriage is priceless.

Fireproof is more than just a movie, it is an opportunity to help strengthen & save marriages. It gives hope & healing to couples & their families. By saving marriages, we are also saving kids. Stand up for the marriages in your community. Help spread the word about this movie, the website, & become a volunteer to help relationships in your community. The Fireproof experience will change the future for so many.

By Dana Chaffin