It is hard to find a movie about the challenges marriages face with a truly happy ending. There are romantic comedies with unrealistic, fairytale endings. And there are romantic comedies in which the female faces issues in her marriage, but ends up getting revenge on her husband, leaving him, and finding a new man. That is the “happy ending” we are sold. We live in a society where divorce is the norm. We are overwhelmingly fed the “You don’t have to put up with that!” mentality. But thanks to the Kendrick Brothers, another option has been re-presented to us.
Making marriage last and fighting to save your marriage is not a new concept, but it is one we don’t hear often anymore. Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, creators of Fireproof and Courageous, present a movie that talks about the challenges marriages face, but also talks about how couples can overcome those challenges – prayer.
“With great jobs, a beautiful daughter (Alena Pitts) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as husband Tony (T.C. Stallings) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer.” (warroomthemovie.com)
This movie is not just for married couples. Unmarried people often shy away from and delay marriage because they are afraid of divorce. This movie inspires unmarried couples and lets them know that they should not be afraid of marriage, because of the power of prayer. It is also inspirational for married and engaged couples, letting them know that they can face all things through Christ Jesus and reminding them that it is more important and more useful to prayer for your significant other than to fight with them.
This movie is a great family movie. Great to see with your church family, your partner, your kids, or your friends. It will have you laughing, crying, and examining how you can improve your prayer life.
War Room hits theaters August 28th, 2015. For more information, visit warroomthemovie.com.
Thank you to St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas for providing a special screening of this movie as a part of its 150 years anniversary celebration.
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