My husband and I had the pleasure of viewing "Courageous" last night with family and friends and, let me just say, wow. Although it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster—I mean, mascara-flowing-down-your-cheeks kind of rollercoaster—the message is absolutely incredible.
I've never known my biological father, so I know the struggles a child endures as they grow up without a father figure. And because of that, it has been an absolute joy to watch my husband, a wonderful and Godly man, invest so much into our son. And while the world is full of absent fathers, there are just as many wonderful fathers. But the message was to not be just a "good father," but to lay down your lives as Christ did for the church and raise your children in a God-honoring way.
And even though the movie's message is aimed at fathers, mommies will learn just as much. Ugh, it was so wonderfully convicting. I strongly encourage you to take everyone you know to see this. There's no better gift you can give to a family with children or a couple who hopes to one day have children.
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Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?
Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Riveted moviegoers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.
Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.