Is true romance dead?
You know what I’m talking about. The kinda stuff that we see in the movies. The candlelight and flowers, sweep-you-off-your-feet, knock-your-socks-off kinda romance.
What about chivalry? Ha! Haven’t heard that word in a while. The word, which basically means respect, is not something that we hear of happening much anymore.
Too often in our culture, the dating scene and sometimes even the committed can lack in these areas.
Has a man who sends a girl flowers and opens the door for her without an ulterior motive become the minority? It seems that way!
There is such a thing as godly romance you know. That’s called old fashioned these days. Respect, saving yourself for marriage, and prayerfully considering if a husband/wife is God’s choice for you. Not always the norm!
What if you’ve already made bad choices in the past? Are you damaged goods?
God can and WILL redeem your past. All that matters is what you do with your future.
As believers, we should strive to stick to the values that we so strongly believe in. That isn’t an easy feat in today’s society. Have faith and courage, even if it means you’re the weird one. Hey, being old fashioned means you’re unique and completely unexpected. A change from an impending one night stand and fly-by-night romance.
It means that you’re allowing God to guide.
I’m still reeling from a movie that I was invited to screen. Guess what it’s called….
Old Fashioned. Teehee.
This film was made to touch on the very things that I just mentioned.
Old Fashioned is a faith-based love story about a former frat boy who comes to know Jesus and it changes the way he looks at dating and romance. He meets a free-spirited girl who is quite the opposite. In our modern-day dating scene, they attempt an old fashioned courtship.
My honest opinion? One of the best faith-based movies that I’ve seen in a long time.
This film was a refreshing taste of what love and romance can truly be if God is guiding it. I love that it stayed realistic by addressing common pitfalls like partying, pornography, and sex before marriage without glorifying those things. In fact, this film highlights how God’s grace covers our mistakes and makes us new.
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I enjoyed this movie a lot y’all. Even hubby liked it! We laughed, got teary, got angry, and felt connected with the characters. And it even had good acting too! I can’t say that about all Christian movies. There were moments that were a little slow, but what happened next always made up for it.
This would be a fantastic movie for a youth group to see! It would be perfect for singles, and those who are dating, too! And honestly, for anyone wanting to see a true and pure love story.
It hits theaters February 14th, 2015. Valentine’s Day, how fitting! Check it out at OldFashionedMovie.com.
You can find it at a theater near you here. It is at limit theaters, about 200 across the nation. It’s going to be competing with a certain well-known, less-than-Christian film, Fifty Shades of Grey. Let’s support truth instead of a false idea of romance!
I truly hope that you will go see Old Fashioned and that it will bless you like it blessed me! Watch the trailer below.
I was provided with tickets to the screening by Family Christian. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.