Thursday, October 27, 2011

Confronted by parenthood

My wife and I enjoyed watching the movie, The Waiting City. It chronicles the spiritual and relational development of an Australian couple who travel to India to await the adoption of a child. It highlights the significant cultural differences which expose the fragility of the couples marriage. I think it is a great movie for married couples to watch.
Some Christians might be critical of the movie because of the ambiguity of the "spiritual" and religious awakening of the couple. On the other hand, the movie makes strong positive statements about marriage, children, religion, care for the needy by the church, the folly of careers, and seeing the value of other cultures. It also flagged how an abortion can have devastating consequences for a couple; something one does not normally expect in a "Hollywood" movie.

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