The movie Indivisible (in theaters Friday!) is a great one to watch for those needing help for a struggling marriage, but even Christian couples with a great marriage will enjoy this true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. I’m sharing my brief review of the movie and other resources for your marriage!
Movie Review: After 9/11, Army Chaplain Darren Turner sets out on his first deployment, leaving behind his wife and children. They are both Christians and so they are certain their faith will see them through the unfamiliar journey facing them.
While the Army Chaplain is experiencing the trials of war, his wife is “holding down the fort” back home. Both are fighting battles they weren’t prepared for and neither can understand what the other is going through.
Months go by and the Army Chaplain returns home, but instead of making things better it only causes the couple to grow apart. The Army Chaplain is focused on ministering to those suffering from PTSD and neglects to see the symptoms and issues in his own life.
A struggling marriage, a misunderstood couple, a determined family. Will they stand the test of faith?
Through wise counsel and tough situations, they are finally able to break through the walls they each had built to repair the damage done to their marriage. Their story is a testimony of faith, hope, and love.
This is a movie that pointed the viewers to Jesus Christ while sharing the true story of one family’s experience with deployments, PTSD, & marriage. It is relevant to things most marriages, parents, and families have to face whether they are in the army or not.
- The movie is probably best for young adults and adults.
- There is some war violence, marriage dynamics, and otherwise intense situations.
- It is a “clean” movie, in my opinion.
- The married couple flirts some, but nothing inappropriate for Christian adults to watch, in my opinion.
- There are some brief scenes of people mocking the Christian faith of the Army Chaplain.
Books I Recommend
The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to GodDiscipline: The Glad SurrenderPassion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s ControlKeep a Quiet HeartLet Me Be a WomanAdorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
Help For A Struggling Marriage
If you have a struggling marriage seek the Lord, read the Bible, pray, and talk to trusted Christian elders. As a Christian wife, strive to be what God instructs you to be through His Holy Word.
When seeking counsel from others for the sake of your marriage, it is SO important to speak with people who will point you towards Jesus and the Bible. Do not allow yourself to be caught up in gossiping about your husband or spending time with those who wish to tear down your marriage!
Mark 10:9 “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
I have listed below several articles on the ways we have grown and strengthened our marriage over the years. I hope they are a blessing to you!
1 Peter 3 (in part):
1Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
Resources For Christian Marriage
What’s the best advice for a struggling marriage (or great one!) you’ve been given or have to share with others?
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