Founder and President of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Dr. Tim Clinton believes EXTRAORDINARY, based on a true marriage journey, is a film that will encourage couples to go the distance in their relationships. He shares his insights on what to expect from the film.
So, what can couples learn from the upcoming movie, EXTRAORDINARY?
Marriage is a marathon, not a sprint.
This phrase is commonly heard, but is it true? For a sprint, a runner exerts all energy for the short distance. For a marathon, the runner will pace himself and conserve energy for the entirety of the race.
In fact, a marriage is a lot like a marathon. There will be bumps and bruises. There will be good times and bad. There will most likely be times when you want to quit. In the movie, David Horton faced many obstacles in his races, as he also did in his marriage. This movie encourages husbands and wives to tackle the commitment of marriage, with endurance.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” – Isaiah 40:31
Marriage depends on both partners to run.
For years, David Horton would run races all over the country, but one of the most important races in his life he was neglecting, his marriage. For a healthy and successful marriage, both partners are needed to run to ensure that the marriage can stay on track. When both partners are out of sync, the marriage can hit bumpy roads. For the couple to stay on track as one body, they have to both move together. It takes sacrifice, perseverance, dedication, passion and commitment.
“Love makes you push through even when it’s painful.” – Nancy Horton
There is hope.
No matter how bad things may seem right now, there is hope. No matter how much pain and heartbreak you may be experiencing, there is hope. No matter how frustrated you may currently feel, there is hope. No matter how bad you think your marriage has gotten, there is hope.
There is hope when you think only a divorce will make things right. There is hope when all you feel is loneliness. There is hope when you think there are only mountains to climb. There is hope even if you speak only hurtful words to each other. There is still hope.
Give your fears to God. By the grace of God, you can weather any storm, no matter how big or how small. Give your marriage to God, because He is the only one who can heal it. It can get better, there is always hope.
Just as David began his race across the country, truly he was running home for his marriage. This film challenges couples to run their race of marriage, with love and perseverance.
“When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.” – Proverbs 4:12
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EXTRAORDINARY is an ideal movie to encourage couples to go the distance in their marriages. This one-night event will be in theaters Thursday, September 7 ONLY. Tickets are available at ExtraordinaryMovie.com
Following the movie, you will be able to see an encouraging panel discussion on marriage, led Dr. Tim Clinton with actors Leland Klassen, Shari Rigby and director Scotty Curlee.