I was watching a movie titled Fireproof last weekend on a Youth service at our church. I really recommend you to watch this movie too if you haven’t!
It’s the same maker (Sherwood Baptist Church) of the movie “Facing the Giants” which I saw on our Easter camp last year. If you like “Facing the Giants”, you’ll love Fireproof (I think Fireproof is even better than Facing the Giants). It has a great storyline, great actors/actresses, and also great biblical values (much better than Facing the Giants).
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father was very concerned for his son’s future and thought hard about how he could explain to his son why relationships are so important and controlling his temper is a key factor in this.
After much thought his father gave him a bag full of nails and told him, “Every time you lose your temper, hammer a nail into the back of the fence.” His son did not understand but knew that his father was wise so he agreed.
On the first day that the boy received his bag of nails he ended up driving about 37 nails into the fence. Each day he learned little by little to control his temper. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.