With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love and romance is in the air. What better way to enjoy the holiday than curled up on your couch with your loved one watching a movie?
From romantic comedies to tear-jerkers, there are plenty of options out there. Unfortunately, many of them include content Christian couples would rather avoid, between graphic sex scenes and the glamorization of fornication and adultery.
For couples seeking to honor God by making wise media choices (Colossians 2:8), PureFlix.com provides hundreds of romantic films entirely free of sex, unnecessary language, and other inappropriate content frequently seen in TV and movies today.
From “Amazing Love” based on the book of Hosea to “Finding Normal” starring “Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure, there are plenty of options that will remind married couples of their love for one another — and how it reflects God’s love for us.
Of course, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples; PureFlix.com also offers plenty of options single people will enjoy, as well. Films like “Redeemed” and “A Strange Brand of Happy” promote biblical values like purity, patience, and honoring God as a single person. Whether you’re by yourself or with other single friends this Valentine’s Day, PureFlix.com will ensure your day is filled with laughter, joy, and entertainment.
Philippians 4:8 reminds us, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Movies don’t need to be filled with sex, violence, and language to be high-quality and entertaining. With PureFlix.com, making wise media choices is easy — and
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This Valentine’s Day, draw closer to God and one another by watching an uplifting, Christ-centered film from PureFlix.com. Here are ten of our favorite options both married couples and single individuals will enjoy.
1. “AMAZING LOVE “
Scripture tells us that marriage is to be a picture or illustration of Christ’s relationship with the church; one of unconditional love, forgiveness, and commitment.
“Amazing Love,” starring “Lord of the Rings” actor Sean Astin, uses the biblical story of Hosea to demonstrate showing unconditional love and forgiveness to others — no matter how difficult it seems.
Teenagers Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip led by their church youth group leader Stuart (Astin) and his wife Beth (Erin Bethea). Along for the trip is Ashley, a materialistic and self-involved teenager who separates herself from the group. It’s not long before tension arises between Ashley and Carrie, prompting Stuart to share with the group the story of Hosea and his example of unconditional love, commitment, and selflessness.
“Amazing Love” will encourage you in your marriage and remind you of God’s unconditional love for His children. Watch Now
2.“FINDING NORMAL ”
Starring “Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure, “Finding Normal” follows Dr. Lisa Leland, a successful surgeon on her way across the country to launch a new practice with her doctor boyfriend. Unfortunately, her trip hits an unexpected speed bump when she has a run-in with a small town cop and is subsequently sentenced to community service in the rural town of Normal, NC.
With limited resources, no cell reception, wifi or even credit card access, Leland carries out her community service sentence by filling in for the town’s ailing doctor and begins to discover that a normal life – and not a glamorous medical career- may just be exactly what she is looking for.
“Finding Normal” is an inspiring film that will remind you of why you fell in love — and encourage you to enjoy the simple things in life, making it a great option for Valentine’s Day. Watch Now
Paul Tyson is a loving husband, devoted father and well-respected businessman on the brink of the biggest business deal of his career.
However, his world is suddenly turned upside-down when he meets, Julie, a beautiful woman who is sent to manage the high-stakes buy-out of Paul’s company. It’s not long before the relationship goes a bit farther than intended, as the pressures of a crumbling company creep in and intense feelings abound, wedding vows get put on the back burner. “Redeemed” examines the question “Just what is adultery?” and reminds viewers that redemption and forgiveness are possible. Watch Now
4. “SACRED VOW”
Marriage is can sometimes be difficult and takes an extraordinary amount of prayer, forgiveness, and faith to go on. “Sacred Vow” addresses this reality head-on.
Throughout college, Doug and Amber were madly in love and decided to marry at a young age. Looking forward to a fairytale life together, Amber worked two jobs to put Doug through school, and eventually, their hard work paid off. Together, they enjoyed business success and the birth of their daughter.
Unfortunately, 15 years later, their lives looked drastically different. While Amber has remained committed to her husband and their marriage, Doug is struggling with infidelity. In the midst of this turn of events, tragedy strikes. However, the series of events that follow could give the couple a chance to survive and regain the love they once professed for one another.
With themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, and hope, “Sacred Vow” is a must-see for both married, dating, and single audiences.
5.”MY MOTHER’S FUTURE HUSBAND”
Fifteen-year-old Headly and her mother, Rene, have more than just a mother/daughter relationship. In the five years since Headly’s father died, mother and daughter have become best friends. When Headly experiences her first crush she decides her mother needs some romance in her life as well. So, Headly and her friend Willis devise a scheme to help Rene find love again. After a few misadventures, they introduce Rene to Andrew, a single dad with a four-year-old son – and sparks fly. Through it all, Headly and Rene learn that they must first deal with the pain of the past before they can open their hearts to the possibilities of the future. Ultimately, both mother and daughter find new beginnings and a healing new love.
“My Mother’s Future Husband” is a heartwarming film focusing on themes of unconditional love, family, and the importance of relationships.
Looking for a romantic comedy this Valentine’s Day? “Marriage Retreat” is the perfect choice.
When a group of best friends decides to go on a marriage retreat in the mountains for no deeper reasons to relax and have a little fun, they discover the true state of their marriages and how far apart they have drifted. Once there, Dr. Sullivan (Fahey) and his wife Katrina (Jackson) challenges them to confront their own sin to heal their relationship issues through some rather unconventional methods grounded in Biblical principles.
Starring David A.R White (“God’s Not Dead”), “Marriage Retreat” is a humorous, uplifting film that points viewers back to the creator of marriage — God Himself.
7.”UNTIL FOREVER “
Often, we have our lives completely planned out — and then we’re hit with an unexpected curveball. How do we stay strong in our faith — and in our relationships — in the face of tragedy?
“Until Forever” is the true story of a high school couple whose lives are drastically changed when Michael is diagnosed with a rare disease. In the face of unspeakable tragedy, the couple is forced to rely on their faith — and soon learns that miracles come in the most unexpected places.
The Michael Boyum Story is a powerful, true account of one young man’s courageous battle with leukemia and his journey of faith. Driving home themes of faith, unconditional love, and perseverance, “Until Forever” will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately, inspire you in your marriage.
8. “NO GREATER LOVE”
Heather and Jeff had it all: Best friends from childhood and high school sweethearts, the two were married by 22. At first, they were inseparable, and son celebrated the birth of their son, Ethan.
However, Jeff’s world is dramatically rocked when Heather disappears shortly after their son’s birth. After raising their son alone, Jeff begins dating again — and is soon ready to ask his girlfriend, Kate, to marry him. Shockingly, just before Jeff pops the question, Heather reappears and reveals she’s gone through depression, addiction, recovery — and become a Christian. Now, she hopes to be reunited with her family.
Will Jeff be able to forgive Heather? What will he do about his relationship with Kate? Is his marriage to Heather worth saving — over a decade later?
“No Greater Love” examines the true meaning of marriage and honoring God and His unforeseen plans for us.
9.”LOVE COVERS ALL”
“Love Covers All” is a heartwarming, faith-centered film that follows Michael, a husband and soon-to-be father facing the challenges of life: losing a job, a new baby on the way, car problems and relationship issues.
On the eve of his baby’s due date, Michael gets stranded out of state. Panicked, Michael seeks help from an old gas station owner named Bob, a mysterious man with a past. As the two get to know each other, Bob puts Michael’s faith to the test in a way he’ll never forget.
“Love Covers All” reminds viewers that no matter what challenges life throws our way, God is in control — and is faithful to those He loves. This hopeful and inspiring film
reminds viewers of the importance of family, faith, and forgiveness.
10.”NEW LIFE “
Ben and Ava meet as children — and Ben’s attraction to her is instant. Through a series of events, the two eventually reconnect and fall in love. Soon, the two are married, and everything is perfect. And then, life hits them. Work consumes Ben’s time and energies, and the two find themselves in a seemingly endless cycle of fighting and making up.
Then, their lives are turned upside-down when Ava is diagnosed with cancer and their entire future is called into question. Will their marriage survive the challenges of life? How will Ben go on without his beloved wife?
“New Life” is a tear-jerker which reminds audiences that through Christ, there is hope and strength to face life’s challenges — and how true love conquers all.