Monday, September 29, 2008

MEM Date Night: The Love Dare


Saturday evening, me and my wife (along with more than 75 other couples) attended "Date Night" (dinner and a movie) as part of the Marriage Enrichment Ministry of our church. The evening started with a feast at Famous Dave's and concluded with the Christian movie "FIREPROOF" at the Riverview Theatre on Delaware Avenue in Philly. Needless to say, the food was great... it was a meal fit for a King and, of course, his Queen. After dinner, even more couples from our church joined us at the theatre and "packed the house" to see the movie so, there were far more people present than those shown in the photos below.

The movie is about a firefighter who lives by the old adage, "Never leave your partner behind"... but, at home, he lives by his own rules. After seven years of marriage, he and his wife are having so many arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and other outside interests that their marriage is in ruins. As the couple prepares for divorce, the firefighter's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment called "The Love Dare" to recapture his wife's heart and save his marriage. Everyone really enjoyed the movie and prayerfully, we all learned something from it. A good time was had by all and the evening was a success (that's me and my wife... top row, center).

Click here to learn more about "The Love Dare"


Anonymous said...


OG, The Original Glamazon said...

I love that, black love all ages and stages. BEAUTIFUL!


PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

thats hot! love the nice to see black love in so many different stages AND from church

12kyle said...

I like the idea of date night

You've given me anutha MUST SEE movie to watch.

Looks like y'all had a good time

Mizrepresent said...

What a beautiful thing...i look forward to these kind of outings...thanks for sharing!

Dione said...

Awwww! Keep those love fires burning bright! That was such a nice event for the couples of the church. I'm taking that idea over to my church couples ministry.
Oh, wait. I'm not a couple!

Eb the Celeb said...

I am loving all these pics of these beautiful black couples... gives me hope that I may just find me one 1 day and not have to cross over to the lighter

Keith said...

Black Love is Black wealth

Strongblkwmn said...

My supervisor mentioned this movie to me today and I knew it sounded familiar. It's crazy how the blog world is touching my life.

It's so beautiful to see so many beautiful black couples having fun and spending time together....So lovely.

Toni said...

You're right Keith, Black Love is
Black Wealth...I like the concept of date night and the fact that it's coming from the church makes
it all the more appealing.

Angie B. said...

Love this post Keith..Love these pictures of Black Couples in all of their stages of life. This gives me hope.

Ms. Smooth Operator said...

My first time at this blog...I will be returning...I like this blog and your Fiction and Poetry Blog Escapades too.

Keith said...

Thanks to everyone who commented
on this. I'm glad this was some inspiration for you.


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