* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Two of them actually. Catherine appears to be a long suffering wife who does all the work around the house, while her husband Caleb is a slacker who works 24 hours and rests 48. They also depict him as having "rejected" God, and fallen prey to the evils of adultery through pornography. This seems to be the message shown by the film. Actually, from the events, Catherine is a cold merciless jerk who doesn't bother to consider that he needs food too (she doesn't buy groceries either), who looks critically on his pornography while she actively carries out an affair, and can't see what is being done for her while he is trying to fix things. Meanwhile, Caleb his given up a computer (which, by the way, can hold pictures of her in addition to uses other than porn), worked tirelessly without any appreciation, and gave expensive medical equipment using his boat savings. Even before, when he was supposedly "rejecting" God, he stood in support of his Christian friend's choices, saved lives everyday, and whose only real issue was that he was angry and didn't help around the house.
* {{Anvilicious}}: The religious message is not terribly subtle. Deleted Scenes show that original plans may have had it even less subtle.
* CriticalDissonance: Mainstream secular critics generally panned the film, but it made a very impressive $33 million on the back of a $500,000 budget. Related products (such as the website [=FireproofMyMarriage=].com, advertised in the credits, and the [[TheRedStapler "Love Dare"]] book) have been similarly financially successful.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:
** After Caleb smashes the computer to put a stop to his pornography addiction, he leaves Catherine some roses and a simple note.
--->''I love you more.''
** The ending.
* {{Narm}}: God, the whole thing. ''Especially'' Kirk Cameron's performance.
* NightmareFuel: the little girl in the burning house.
* {{Padding}}: Most of the scenes involving the firefighters have little, if anything, to do with the main plot of the film, and seem there only to pad out what is at its core an hour-long TV movie to a two-hour theatrical release.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The film's only scene of a house fire is largely a quite realistic aversion of HollywoodFire, but it also includes some laughably obvious CGI shots.
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