Movie Review: The Vow

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Movie Review: The Vow

For our Valentine’s date, Thammie and I choose to watch the movie “THE VOW”. It is a story of love and commitment.

Synopsis: A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again.

Here are some manhood and marriage lessons I’ve gleaned.

1. Love is a decision.

The movie showed us that love is not just mere feelings but a decision. You choose to love in spite of. If love was based on feelings, the movie would have been done in 15 minutes.

2. The power of the vow.

A vow is not an appreciation of the past and the present but a promise of future love. It is easy to love when things are going right but when faced with daunting challenges in marriage – will you stick to your vow.

Today you hear of wedding vows that missed the whole point. A man or a woman would recount what made them fell in love with the person – that is not a vow. A vow is a declaration of future love.

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part. I think this vow we make is clear. You are my spouse and I am sticking with you. Divorce shouldn’t even come up.

3. Fight for your marriage.

People love to fight in their marriage rather than fighting for their marriage. I love the scene where the mother, Jessica Lange, choose to stay and love his husband though she had grounds for divorce because she chose to love him and stick with his man though he was not worthy of it. The vow is challenged in times like these.

4. Men stick to your vow.

Here is a sample vow for the MEN from Mars Hill Church

Recommendation: 5 of 5 stars

Watch out for:

1. Sexual content and scenes.

2. Butt scene.

Because of sexual content, I would not recommend it for children.


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