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Marriage is hard. Those who dedicate their lives to service, whether a church, non-profit or military will say that it can be even harder to keep a strong marriage.
This is the focus I saw the new movie Indivisible to have.
INDIVISIBLE is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather.
With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before the Turners can even unpack their new house, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their three young children alone … as well as serving the families of the other deployed soldiers.
Despite a desire to stay connected with their loved ones, the harsh realities of war take a daily toll over the course of the Battalion’s extended deployment. Meanwhile back home, babies are born, kids keep growing, and nerves are frayed with every late-night knock on the door.
With deeply etched battle scars, the soldiers’ long-awaited homecoming is much different than any of their families anticipated. Carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend, the Turners must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage.
From the director of The Grace Card and the studio that brought you Fireproof and War Room comes INDIVISIBLE, the story of one marriage … one family … under God. In theaters beginning October 26, 2018, the movie stars Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry, and Madeline Carroll.
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My Thoughts on Indivisible
I was able to screen the film in advance to provide my thoughts here.
While some of the storylines may seem predictable to viewers, there is a truth which underlies the movie’s plot. Marriage is hard and that of an Army Chaplain who has gone into a war zone is even tougher. The question which the Turners faced and any married couple faces in the face of adversity is whether or not they will fight for their marriage.
My husband is not in the military, but spent years working for the Army. I have many friends who are married to someone in active duty and they’d agree that any deployment can create significant stress upon relationships. Those who have a strong faith and a willingness to fight for their marriage are the ones surviving.
Yet, the message here is not just for military families. As I mentioned, it can be applied to any marriage especially when one or both of the spouses is in any form of service based endeavor. It can become all too easy to avoid the conflicts in your home with the excuse that others need your attention and time. And, for those in ministry, there can be spiritual attacks as well.
I like the tagline of one marriage…one family…under God. I think it truly sums up what I and many see as the needed connection in life. We need to place our marriage ahead of things outside of the home. And, as the family goes so does society. Yet, if your marriage and your family are all working within the context of faith in God, then things can begin to fall into a place of more harmony than discord.
I highly encourage all married couples of faith to watch the film. Through witnessing the struggle of one military family, you may be inspired to work more on your own marriage. Struggles will always be there, but we can determine whether we walk together through the fire to the other side or allow it to consume us. Far too many give up before the miracle can happen. The Turners could have been another statistic, yet through the Grace of God they are now able to be a testimony to God’s ability to work through us in spite of ourselves.
You can find resources on the Indivisible movie website, too.
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