Monday, 20 April 2009

Fireproof!

Yesterday our church started a 6 week help group using the 'FIREPROOF - your marriage' materials - (one group meets on Sundays and one group starts this Wednesday night) Mama and I were invited by the group organizers/facilitators to participate in the groups. I attended yesterday, mama works in the nursery on Sundays. We will attend together on Wednesday nights. I believe in 2 weeks mama should be all straightened out.

Seriously, pray for us. We have been married almost 44 years now. We both still screw up. But we want to share our 44 years of commitment to each other. Not because we have done it right, but because in spite of the "fires & smoke" we have - "never left our partner behind."

So as a blogging friend, would you on Sundays and Wednesdays say a little prayer for us? After all mama may be stuck with me for many years to come - !!

17 comments:

CrossView said...

Sounds like a great group study!

I pray for you both and will continue to...

Be sure and take notes. For your wife's sake.... =P

Ruth said...

Sundays and Wednesday.... got it. I'm on it. :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - mama is Fred-way there! I am not even Bob-way yet! Thanks for the prayers!

Ruth - we will covet those prayers!!

Russ Hutto said...

It is a great study!

We just finished it up with our young married small group. Loved it.

Lydia and I will cherish the hour we got to spend with you guys last December. We're just crossing the 3 year mark in July so it was a huge inspiration to chat with a couple who have been committed one to another as you have!

Praying for Papa & Mama!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Russ - we will covet your prayers! We enjoyed meeting you folks as well! Probably try to connect when we head back south in November!

Tanya said...

A couple of months ago, Jeff and I watched Fireproof and I was moved by the movie. I went out and bought the Love Dare book. It was awesome. But it reminded me of a lot of fires I start. So, yes I will pray for you and Mama on Sundays and Wednesdays. God bless you, Love Tanya

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Tanya - the prayers are always appreciated. When Fireproof came to our area, over 350 people associated with our church went - that is as high as our average Sunday worship!

Ed said...

Do you need fireproofing because Mama is so hot. :)

I hope some of the magic of your 44 years together will rub off on the other couples.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - Mama read this first! I had to come in and see why she was laughing so loud - and why her face was so red! You did good friend - you did good! Why don't you stop in for a class visit - I would LOVE to get you a date! Heh Heh!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I'll bet that is a great study. I loved the movie. I will pray for your guys. I pray you have many many more years together. love you guys, Trish

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Trish! We pray that we have another 44 years to go! LOL

Char said...

Our SS class used this movie for a Valentine get-to-gather. We had a great time.

There's plenty to talk about, even for us "marrieds." I'm sure you'll do fine.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Char - we marrieds have more work to do than we are willing to admit some times.

Peter Olson said...

Kim and I have the movies FIREPROOF and FACING THE GIANTS on DVD. Both are very good.
I will be praying for both of you. Keep up the great example for us younger couples (22 years of marriage). :-)

Love,
Peter J. Olson

Indian Lake Papa said...

Peter - As you can imagine, mama needs lots of help - heh heh! She needs help keeping me out of mischief!

Technonana said...

Our church started this study the Sunday after Valentine's. Papa and I did the Love Dare together... it was great... reading the Dare and discussing it!!
Papa and I taught his 30's something class together during the study... It is amazing after the 2nd week many of the young couples were asking us "why hasn't someone taught us this before?"
A VERY GOOD QUESTION!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Sharon - we just did week #2! A very special challenge about God's love!
The church does need to work harder on marriage instruction.