Thursday, January 7, 2010

To Save A Life

For several months, I've had this little sidebar on my blog with a link to a movie called To Save A Life. Last month, I had to the opportunity to watch the movie with some fellow youth leaders and we all agree that it gives a realistic portrayal into the lives of our students and the problems they face daily.

Last fall, many of you are aware that my own son went through some terrible struggles and it hit our entire family hard. I have to ask myself, what I could've done differently or if I could've seen any signs of what was coming. Hindsight is 20/20, but I'm doing my best to save other families from going through the same thing.

This movie addresses social division in school, bullying, self-injury, alcohol abuse, some drug use, teen pregnancy and divorce. I believe we are at our best when we are open to helping those around us who are hurting. If you have a teen (or will have a teen, this is happening in middle school too), know a teen or know families with teens, To Save A Life is a movie I believe you need to see.

If your family is involved in a youth group or church, I hope you are planning an event to get your students & families to this movie. If there are no plans, then visit these sites,
TO SAVE A LIFE - OFFICIAL MOVIE SITE - In Theaters January 22, 2010 and To Save A Life Leader Resources to help you make plans for seeing the movie and providing opportunities for followup conversations. The leader site has resources for youth leaders, pastors, parents and student leaders.

Your life matters. The lives of our children matter. What are we going to do about it?


TJ said...

I just sent your post to my minister. I'm going to check it out.

I'm praying for you all. I think God had a big plan for you all.

Rosemary said...

This looks like a very powerful movie with a real message, unlike so many movies out there. I would like to find out where this is going to be shown and try to see it.

Thank you for talking about this, Casii.

Jana said...

Kudos to you for posting this. It is a very serious, difficult subject. I know you are making a difference.

Jana said...

On another note. You don't have to post this comment. I need your address to send you a set of snowflake twinchies from Opus Gluei. Yay. You can send it to jdeegs @ cox . net (without the spaces, of course)

Amy said...

I am definitely going to check this out, thanks so much for your post and the info.

jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing this Casii. Very powerful and important post.