Monday, August 18, 2008

Kirk Cameron on Marriage

If you grew up a fan of Growing Pains, be sure to check out Kirk Cameron’s new autobiography, Still Growing. In a chapter about his wedding, Kirk, who plays Capt. Caleb Holt in FIREPROOF, talks about the commitment that he and wife Chelsea made to each other:

“Through reading the Bible, I was learning more and more about God’s design for marriage. According to divine design, marriage is a covenant, not a contract. A contract can be broken, but a covenant is forever. When marriage is just a contract, you will focus on your rights; when it is a covenant, you will focus on your responsibility. If you see marriage as a contract, you look for loopholes; when you realize it’s a covenant, you learn to stay committed for life. Contracts are written on paper and based on mistrust—which explains why you put it in writing. … A covenant, on the other hand, is a verbal promise based entirely on faith and commitment.”

Still Growing by Kirk Cameron, p. 157-158, © 2008 Kirk Cameron. Published by Regal Books, Ventura CA, 93003. Used by permission.
Kirk Cameron signs a copy of his autobiography for Ben McLeod, a Sherwood Pictures volunteer crew member, at a pre-release screening of FIREPROOF.


Rachel said...

I just wanted to say I was happy when I read Kirk Cameron was signed for this movie, and in reading his book (which I enjoyed)a while back it was re-enforced. This quote perfectly summs up The meaning of Fireproof. Thank God someone in that Hollywood kind of world has some substance- and lives a life worth reading about.

American Patriot said...

This is going to be an incredible movie that EVERYONE should see!

Kim G. Lain said...

I just have to say that I can't wait to see the movie and also can't wait to get my hands on Kirk's book! It is so awesome to see creative talent coming together within the secular world - promoting these types of values. We are the branches! This is what life is all about - Use your God-given talents to further the kingdom of God on earth.

From a fellow writer - This is awesome!

Kim G. Lain