I received the “Old Fashioned” DVD, Book and Devotional from FlyByPromotions. I had never heard of the series, or movie, but thought that it would be perfect to watch with my husband. I didn’t know if it was one more centered with those that were just dating, or in that scene, but Laura Beth told me that it was even great to watch after you were married, and she was right!
“The world has enough greatness, but not enough goodness.” -Old Fashioned Movie
The story is about a guy who had a pretty bad past. He made bad decisions, was involved in really bad things…and people, but God was able to change his life. After coming to Christ, he learned that he needed to be more “old-fashioned” in how he saw women, how his relationships were handled and his life in general.
This movie is one that I would definitely watch again, and recommend. The book is great, too and lets you get a little more in depth to how you see the movie in your head. I love the devotional that came with it, too. The stories behind the movie, the way to live your life…and even ways to change how you live in your marriage to make things better and grow your relationship even closer.
I am blessed to be with an amazing man. David and I have been married for almost 15 years, have known each other for over 20 and I thank God that I was able to meet one of the “old-fashioned” types of men. In today’s world, that seems to not happen much any more. I told myself from a young age, after seeing many friends parents divorce, seeing mine going through issues and separating, that when I found the one that I loved, I had better be sure. After being married for awhile and going through bible studies at church with amazing friends and couples that had been married for many years, we learned that it is so much more worth going through problems and working together, than thinking that you will just leave and find another one. You will deal with the problems again, even with a new one, so why not make it work and learn how to change, or deal with things? It will grow your relationship so much closer and bring your hearts together even more. I love how every year, it seems that my husband and I are even closer, more in love and learning to throw away the small stuff and focus on what is important….faith, family and love!
Here’s the preview for the movie. I hope you can enjoy it, as much as we did!
A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America.
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love. They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?
Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic. In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced! So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way? Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow. But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that. Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it. Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime! As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way. And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
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