Yesterday my hubby, my pastor and his wife, and I all went to see the movie Courageous, by the makers of Fireproof. We were actually thrilled to see, even after arriving 10 minutes early, that the movie was almost completely sold out. We sat in the very front row, like little kids who don’t know yet that those are NOT the best seats, because these were the last seats available. It was worth the slight neck strain and subtle nausea. GREAT MOVIE!
The movie is certainly a challenge. Not only does it challenge your emotions the whole way through, it leaves fathers with an enormous, heartfelt challenge to better themselves for the sake of their families.
There’s no debate that research shows that strong male role models are a key ingredient in the success of any young person’s life. We see this demonstrated by the drastically high percentage of prison inmates who report having no father figure in their life. Moms (speaking as one) are pivotal. But Dads matter too! Not as emotionally absent pay check providers, but as engaged, purpose driven, loving leaders. This movie is powerful in it’s ability to relay this message.
Don’t expect to be bored either. You’re going to find yourself on a real roller coaster of emotions, for sure. You’ll be crying (or tearing up… we’re not all cry babies, I suppose), then laughing, then ducking, and laughing again. It was fun to experience this in the theater and enjoy the sound of the audience laughing and then sniffing. It was moving and inspiring, without making me feel preached at.
To sum it up, check out this movie! It’s will definitely enhance your day and MIGHT just enhance your life!