Movie Tag – The extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. When war etches battle scars on their hearts, they face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. One marriage, one family, under God.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV
We say we are not film critics, at least I say I am not one, but if you like or dislike a film and you tell another person your reaction, YOU are a critic. So today, I am going to share about a film Pam and I watched last night and thoroughly enjoyed.
You are free to disagree or agree with my assessment. My worldview is as a Christian, and this film is a faith film. Some of you may not even watch movies and that is a blessing. Less TV, news, movies or absorbing media is another subject altogether. Today let’s talk about one movie.
Pam and I subscribe to Pureflix, which is a faith and family streaming service. With the success of the Kendrick Brother’s films like God’s Not Dead, many other churches and groups have begun producing their own movies. To be sure some are cheesy and some are higher quality such as Jesus Revolution.
Last night through Pureflix, we watched a movie called Indivisible which chronicles an Army Chaplain and his family through a deployment to Iraq and home again. The movie was made in 2018.
They showed the intensity of war without the gore. There were civilian casualties and both our troops and enemy soldiers died. The Chaplain has to answer many tough questions about God’s involvement or seemingly absence from these traumatic situations. PTSD is real and devastating.
Stateside the chaplain’s wife was ministering to the other wives while dealing with losing her husband’s emotional attachment due to the stress of war. Life is hard for our military personel.
In 2019, around 30,608 military marriages ended in divorce. The divorce rate for males was 2.5 percent, while the rate for females was a shocking 7 percent. That means females’ divorce rate in the military is almost triple that of males.
And The divorce rate for combat veterans is a staggering 80 percent! A big reason is that veterans are not able to return to civilian life like they were before. Injuries and mental problems are also common “culprits.” TheSoldiersProject
Pam and I did not serve in the military, nor did any of our six children. This movie helped me pray differently for our military. Once again I am mindful that our men and women lay down their lives for our freedom. Our soldiers and their families have needs which go beyond their service time.
Pam felt a little too intense while watching it. I felt the action and interaction kept you engaged. For Memorial Day weekend, I give it a Five Star rating. Keep some handkerchiefs in your hand. Then find some time to get on your knees to pray for our country and for those who have served and the families bearing the brunt of losing their spouse.
One final thought, the Chaplain’s peers rejected his message at first. He remained faithful in directing people to God’s plan. People need to hear that God remains present in the hard times. If we don’t tell them that God is for them and for life, “how will they know?” I was properly convicted to share the good news of Jesus to those in my sphere of influence, again and again.
Blessings Love y’all