Falling in Love Over and Over Again
Marriage is a legal and sacred union between a man, a woman and their God, to form and build a family. It is about commitment and sacred vow to protect, love and stay with each other through good times and bad times. Nevertheless, as time passes, marriage may not always be as exciting as your wedding, but with constant effort and respect for each other, it will last a lifetime.
In the film Sacred Vow, Doug and Amber were young and in love, and they get married and live happily. But as time passes, their marriage grows cold and boring. Despite Amber faithfulness to their sacred vow, Doug falls into an illicit affair with another woman named Crystal who urges him to file a divorce and leave Amber. Would Amber sign the divorce paper? Would Amber and Doug be able to rekindle the warmth and passion of their marriage?
Amber agrees to sign the divorce paper only if Doug will carry her down the stairs (just like he did on their wedding day) each morning for 30 days. At first, Doug opposes with Amber condition, but finally agrees. Each day, as Doug carries his wife in his arms, he begins to remember why he fell in love with Amber. He recalls his faith in God that led them to enter into the covenant of marriage, the sacred vow. He begins to realize the value of their wedding vows, his family and his faith.
As he carries Amber each day (for 30 days), memories of their younger years, wedding day and early married life fill his emptiness, and his plan/vision to divorce Amber grows dim and her lustful desire to be with Crystal gets cold. And finally before the 30 days end, he falls in love with Amber once again. Doug comes to his senses that the essence of a happy marriage is falling and feeling in love over and over again with the same woman whom you’ve made your sacred vow.
Indeed, Sacred Vow is a redemptive love story. It is a story of a strong and faithful wife who fights for her spouse and family discreetly and prudently despite pain and despair. It conveys a message of faith, hope, love and forgiveness.