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47 meters down

47 METERS DOWN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Thriller finds two sisters running out of oxygen and surrounded by man-eaters when their shark cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) If you can embrace that this film has more in common with fictional monster movies than actual shark behavior (or scuba diving, for that matter), it’s a real nail-biter. ...[Read More]

Flexibility in Pursuing Dreams

Be Flexible While Pursuing Your Dreams

By Jonathan Decker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I saw Jaws at entirely too young of an age. The film terrified me, but it also sparked a lifelong obsession with sharks, particularly Great Whites (the species in the movie). For decades I fantasized about climbing into a cage and seeing one up close. It was on my bucket list. I once had the opportunity to cage-dive in shark-infested water ...[Read More]

soul surfer

SOUL SURFER Family Movie Review

GRADE: B Christian cinema has been gaining traction in recent years, and with box-office dollars comes increased production values and bigger-name actors. Fortunately what matters most, a focus on the sustaining power of faith, compassion, and family, isn’t lost in the shuffle in the case of Soul Surfer. Based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a teen surfing prodigy who lost an arm to a ...[Read More]