1.Read, analyze, and critique the movie Fireproof . Then, follow these instructions
Your thread must be at least 290 words
2.WATCH :THE MOVIE FIREPROOF IN ORDER TO BETTER
UNDERSTAND THE EMC EQUATION (IDENTIFIED NEEDS + INTENTIONAL
RESOURCING = ENLARGING THE CONVERSATION). THROUGH THE LENS OF
OUR COURSE MATERIALS, EXPLORE THE INTERPERSONAL
COMMUNICATION CONCEPTS YOU IDENTIFIED IN THE MOVIE. FOR
EXAMPLE, DID YOU FIND A DEGENERATIVE COMMUNICATION SPIRAL?
WHAT ROLE DID SELF DISCLOSURE PLAY? HOW WAS IDENTITY REVEALED
Read, analyze, and critique the movie Fireproof . Then, follow these instructions
Your thread must be at least 275 words
1.In this module you have had the opportunity to watch the movie Fireproof in
order to better understand the EMC equation (Identified Needs + Intentional Resourcing
= Enlarging the Conversation).
2.Through the lens of our course materials, explore the interpersonal
communication concepts you identified in the movie. For example, did you find a
degenerative communication spiral?
- What role did self disclosure play?
- How was identity revealed?
Fireproof Movie Review
After watching the Fireproof movie, I was able to note that the main characters in the
movie had various interpersonal communication concepts. An environment of
misunderstanding and dissatisfaction was created through the non-supportive behavior that
existed between Caleb and Catherine. The two characters had a communication spiral which
intensified the non-supportive relationship amongst them (Stewart, 2012).
FIREPROOF MOVIE REVIEW 2
Caleb and Catherine could not communicate to each other effectively. After realizing
this fact, Caleb took an initiative to save his marriage through sending reconciliatory messages
to Catherine. Catherine however, was not willing to gladly listen and respond well to the call.
This is shown by the body language between the two characters during their numerous
conversations which in most cases led to an argument (Fireproof, 2008). According to Peterson,
poor communication skills is a great barrier towards creating deeper and healthy relationships
and leads to distant friendships that are impersonal (Peterson, 2015). Peterson’s argument is
fully evidenced in the Fireproofs movie because Caleb’s good intention of trying to save his
marriage were seen by Catherine as ways employed by Caleb to upset her.
Caleb at some point, was on the verge of giving up because Catherine showed no sign
of giving him a second chance. He however resorted to prayer hoping that all would be well for
his family. On one occasion when Catherine found out that Caleb bought her mother’s items
using his boat’s money, it dawned on her that her husband wasn’t only looking out for himself
but cared for her too and was committed to seeing her through many challenges (Fireproof,
2008). By Caleb creating a strong relationship with God, everything started to work out for
him, and Catherine realized that if her husband could change, then she could also do change.
Fireproof movie, 2008
Petersen, James. (2015). Why don’t we listen better? Communicating
and connecting in relationships. Portland, OR: Petersen Publications.
Stewart, J. (2012). Bridges not walls: A book about interpersonal
communication (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.