Monday, March 19, 2012

Date Idea #11 - Four Movie Ideas for a Night In

Just last night my wife and I watched a movie together to have some easy together time after a long week.  A movie night in your own home can be a great date for a budget and also a great date if you have small children that you can't leave at home alone.   My wife and I do this occasionally after the kids are down for bed.

Make it special with a little preparation.  You might make your own pop corn with your favorite soda or any other treat that you and your wife.   Dim the lights, cozy up on the love seat, and enjoy.   You can even take turns giving each other shoulder rubs during the movie.

As far as entertainment selection, I have found that movies that are inspiring or provoke conversation afterwards are best.  Sometimes there is something about a great story that sparks memories of our own relationship or dreams we share together.

Here are a few titles you might consider: 

The Young Victoria (2009)

This is a stirring biography of the young Victoria's reign as Queen of England and her romance with Prince Albert.  Very well done and a tasteful romance for Christian couples.  I can 't say I'm into chick flicks that much but this one has a great story and is very well done, but I would recommend a preview before showing this to your kids.

Fireproof (2008)

This is a great movie starring Kirk Cameron as Caleb, a firefighter whose marriage is on the rocks.   Caleb begins a journey of rebuilding his marriage by doing a 40 day "love dare" to win his wife's heart back.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

This movie is a good story of loyalty and what true love really is.   Granted this movie does have some rough language in spots and some crude pranks carried out by high school students.  Interestingly enough though, this movie features songs from Christian band Switchfoot along with various secular artists.   This movie isn't overtly Christian but allows you as the viewer to assume that the characters might have grown spiritually in their faith.

Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

This movie isn't so much in the romance category, but it is a fabulous story taken from the biography of African farmer Angus Buchan.   Although many may not have not heard of this movie, it will take you on a journey of one man's faith and calling.

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