Despite commitments to love forever and repeated attempts to seek counseling, a husband and wife are unable to reconcile after an adulterous affair.
A man and woman meet, fall in love and marry, committing themselves before a pastor and before God to love forever. As David and Amin declare their vows, a supernatural moment unites them, the two becoming one flesh. The ethereal moment continues as a baby is conceived and we rejoin them as Amin gives birth to a baby girl, the happiest day of David’s life.
Next we see David at work, receiving a phone call from a distraught Amin. Unable to express herself, David rushes home to check on her and finally coaxes the information out of her that she has fallen in love with someone else. She appears to be remorseful, but as she leans to kiss him on the cheek, we cut to an image of Judas, kissing Jesus’ kiss as he betrays him.
The damaged couple meet with a counselor, not for reconciliation but for divorce counseling. It’s a painful session as he states that he has been in prayer, repenting and seeking renewal, and he still loves her – and she reveals he’s been threatening divorce for years and that she made an ultimatum within herself that the next time he threatened, she was done. True to her own word, she began an affair when David threatened divorce yet once more, justifying her actions with her inner thought process that the marriage was over.
As the counseling session continues, David has flashbacks of their love life and even pinpoints when she started lying to him about her affair. They both waver between acknowledging sin and then justifying it until the film climaxes with David’s acknowledgement that their marriage is done, despite his intense feelings that this is not what God wants, nor what he wants.
That is the last we see Amin, with the film resolving in a court scene. The end card of the film dedicates it to all who have been touched by the pain of divorce and with the sole purpose to warn and encourage conversation. However, because of the negative elements, this film is not Dove-approved.
The Dove Take:
While based on scriptural truths, the film leans heavily on a Baptist stance on marriage and divorce, which not all Christians may adhere to. It portrays the reality that the devil can deceive and corrupt God’s intent for a marriage by sharing some very intimate and painful moments of this couple’s life, which leads towards a very sober ending.