Podcast with Kirk Cameron and Fireproof Giveaway

Say the name Kirk Cameron, and most of us immediately remember the wise cracking Mike Seaver of Growing Pains. His huge grin and brown leather jacket were trademarks of the hit TV sitcom that ran from 1985-1992.

But Kirk Cameron quickly grew out of his teen role and into a passionate Christian, dedicated to his family and spreading the message of hope in Christ.

In fact, what is most remarkable about Kirk is not his teen-star days as Mike Seaver, but his conviction for living a Christ-centered life.

As a happily married father to six kids – he married Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in 1992 – Kirk spends his working hours on inspirational, faith-based projects like The Way of The Master, The Left Behind movies, Camp Firefly and his latest movie, FIREPROOF.

FIREPROOF, the #1 inspirational movie in America, is the latest movie from Sherwood Pictures, the creators of FACING THE GIANTS, and is available on DVD January 27th.

Dr. Gary Smalley calls Fireproof, “Amazing! Action-packed, heartwarming, and a great resource to help strengthen and affirm marriages!”

It is a compelling and beautiful film. Personally, I can’t imagine anyone watching it and not being impacted by its messages.

Fireproof and the book written for the movie, The Love Dare, would be the PERFECT Valentine’s gift for your spouse — or for a friend who could use some encouragement in their marriage. (And couldn’t we ALL use some extra encouragement?)

I recently had the chance to interview Kirk for a podcast here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Chatting with Kirk was as casual and fun as you would imagine. He immediately caught my Canadian accent when I said, “Sorry.” (Apparently we Canadians say, “sore-e” not “sorry.”)

We had a great conversation about his days with Growing Pains, his involvement in Fireproof, his own marriage, and how Fireproof is transforming lives and saving marriages. (Kirk told me about a divorce lawyer who insists his clients view the movie!)

Here is a sampling of some of the questions I asked Kirk:

  • During your time on Growing Pains, you met and married your wife Chelsea and you went from being an atheist to a dedicated Christian. Can you tell us a bit about that time in your life? How did you find Christ?
  • You have promised to never kiss another woman. How do you manage that as an actor?
  • How does it feel to be a part of a movie that is literally saving marriages and transforming lives?
  • How did your involvement in Fireproof affect your own marriage?
  • Fireproof is a wonderful ministry tool and resource. What can people do to help spread the word about Fireproof?

Click on the player at the bottom of this post to hear my interview with Kirk Cameron.

We are also giving away 3 DVD copies of Fireproof.

To enter to win a copy, simply leave a comment here at this post.

If you already subscribe to our newsletter and/or our RSS feed and/or have our button on your site, you qualify for additional entries. Also, if you tweet or spread the word via facebook, your blog, etc., just leave additional comments letting us know and you will have additional entries. (Your comments are your entries.)

Entries are open until Friday February 13th, 2009. The winner will be announced on Saturday February 14th, 2009. This giveaway is open to US addresses.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules. This promotion is void where prohibited.

Fireproof will be in stores January 27, 2009.

To learn more about Fireproof, see a trailer or order a DVD for yourself or your church, visit www.fireproofthemovie.com or the official site for FIREPROOF: http://www.sonypictures.com/fireproof/.

You can also purchase Fireproof on DVD from Amazon.com.

And don’t forget to click on the podcast below to hear my interview with Kirk Cameron!

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Co-Founder Janice Croze

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  1. says

    I LOVED this movie! I saw it with my husband and it really ministered to us. We got married young and it is difficult at time to keep it strong and solid. We would LOVE to have a copy!

    Thanks! Olivia

  2. says

    I grew up watching Kirk Cameron and so enjoy his testimony. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I can’t wait!

    I also subscribe to your feed.

  3. says

    I just saw previews for this last night and here this morning you are doing a giveaway! What a great prize. Would love to see this DVD. Thanks.

  4. says

    We were not able to see this movie in theatres but we have heard so many good comments about it from the people we know that did see it. We’d love to win a copy.

  5. heather says

    I would love to win this! We wanted to see it in the theater but with 3 kids never found the time or a sitter.

  6. Brenda says

    I cannot tell you how much I want a personal copy of this movie. :) Marriage is such a precious fragile thing.

  7. says

    I haven’t seen this movie yet but I would love to win it! My husband even told me the other day that he wanted to see it. That one surprised me :)

  8. says

    I haven’t seen it yet.. but definitely plan to.. I wish I had pushed my friend and her husband to see it a little more who knows what kind of change it would have made..

  9. says

    THis is the most Awesome movie! Me and my husband had a Date night and went and saw this, it. This would be such a eye opener for young people who want to get married and thinks its all “happly Ever After” this movie is reality for some if not most couples

  10. says

    I’ve heard great stuff about this movie but have not seen it. We don’t get out to movies much. So of course, I would love to win it! :)

  11. Heather Creager says

    You know I haven’t seen this movie yet because of my husbands work schedule and babysitting issues for our three kiddos. Both of us are really wanting to see it. The feedback I have heard from those who are not even in the fire department is amazing. Thank you for making such a great movie based on christian morals and views. It is much needed for families and families of the fire service.

    Proud and Honored Wife to my Firefighter
    Proud and Blessed Mom To Three Sweet Peaches

  12. says

    I would love to win. I thought the movie was wonderful. It is so nice to have some good Christian movies to watch!!!

  13. Debbie says

    and I have your button on my blog (I didn’t post the URL – I hope that’s ok. It’s for close friends/family etc.)

  14. Evelyn Masters says

    I would really love to have a copy of this movie. I have heard that it is really blessing marriages and I know that mine could use some blessing.

  15. says

    Oh I would love to to have this dvd. We have not seen it yet, but have heard so many great things about it. We are planning to watch it with a small group of friends…we are going the the study Love and Respect, and this would be a perfect ending to that study!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  16. says

    I would like to win this so I could share it with friends. I bought the book, the love dare, after we went to the theater to check it out

  17. Erica says

    I’ve heard of this movie and I’d love to see it! I’ve seen both Kirk’s screen work and some of his Christian tapes, and I’m pleased that he lives with such conviction and passion for Christ in a career usually devoid of the Lord. Thanks for this giveaway!

  18. says

    I absolutely loved this movie. Every married couple should see it – whether you’ve been married for a month or 50 years. The message behind it is awesome. I would love to win a copy!

  19. says

    I thought Kirk Cameron was SO dreamy when he was on Growing Pains. Imagine my heartache when he got married for real. I think I am over it now…lol

  20. says

    I have heard nothing but good things about this movie. I can’t wait to see it. I would love to own a copy. Thank you for this opportunity.
    God bless,

  21. says

    My husband and I recently recommitted our love for each other and our marriage after going through some tough times. We are very interested in this movie and 40 day Love dare!!

  22. says

    If I don’t win, I’m certainly buying this for my husband and I for Valentine’s.

    Thanks for the chance…
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. Susan Washabaugh says

    Please enter me in the drawing for the DVD. This is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time, well since Facing the Giants. Awesome.

  24. Susan Washabaugh says

    Sorry trying to do too many things on too many pages. I did subscribe to newsletter

  25. says

    I’ve heard wonderful things about this movie, and Kirk was my #1 childhood star crush! I’m incredibly sorry I missed the chance to support it in theatres!

  26. says

    Hi! I have your faith lifts button on my blog. :)

    We haven’t seen this movie yet, but loved the previous two movies; Facing the Giants and Flywheel. I am really hoping that we (hubby and I) can get to see this one soon, Lord willing! We’ve been married almost 20 years, and I can tell you already–we’ve been through the fire, and survived! The Lord has kept us together and helped us to keep our eyes on Him. With all I have heard about “Fireproof” so far, it sounds like a great tool for married couples. Bravo!

  27. Angela C. says

    I have heard lots of great things about this movie. I would love to see it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    accoupons at gmail dot com

  28. says

    This has been one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I loved it! I would love to have a copy of this movie.

  29. says

    When I was in high school, I started going to a youth group in the church he and his family attended. The day I found out he was going on a water skiing trip with us was one of the happiest of my teen years!

    I remember how nice, sweet and funny he was to all us giggling girls and how nice and patient his (then) girlfriend was. That trip was one of my best memories from that year and the pictures me and my girlfriends took are ones we still gush over! And, I went to brunch with him once!

    If, by chance, he reads any of these I’ve always wanted to tell him thank you for being so nice. The years I was in that youth group were very hard ones because of my parent’s divorce and he and his (then) girlfriend sat down with several of us and just talked and listened. It meant a lot back then and I really appreciate it. *tearing up a little*

  30. Tina Ketchens says

    My husband and I didn’t get to see this movie in theaters but I have heard so many great reviews! Thank You

  31. marla says

    I’ve been told this is a great movie and I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the contest.

  32. Tanya Moyer says

    I’d love to win this! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  33. says

    Janice, what an awesome interview. I really love Kirk and there was such an ease with this podcast between the two of you. Good job!

    :–) Nell

  34. Margaret Smith says

    I remember this show Growing Pains and growing up watching it. It was a pretty good show. It’s very interesting that Kirk Cameron married his costar. I never knew that.
    I’d love to win this movie. Thanks for offering this.

  35. says

    I saw this movie with my husband and it was fantastic. It was the best date we have been on in years!
    I would love to win it so I could pass this around to everyone I know.

  36. Jenne Beauchaine says

    I just got this movie in the mail from netflix, I have’t had a chance to watch it yet, but I look forward to watching it with my husband. I would love it own a copy….So I could loan it to friends to watch.

  37. judy brittle says

    I would love to see this movie. I just started hearing about it and it sounds wonderful. What a fascinating interview! Thank you!

  38. says

    Don’t pick me to win because I pre-ordered it & got it yesterday! I just wanted to say thank you for spreading the word about the movie. It is amazing… This comes from a firefighter’s wife who’s lived through the movie.

  39. Nancy says

    I love this movie! I would love a copy of this movie. We’d have movie night every weekend and invite another couple that hadn’t seen it yet each weekend! Fun!

    The interview was great. Thanks!

  40. rhonda says

    Loved the movie… and since learning that KC was a christian, i have tried to pray that more roles will come his way….we need christians in hollywood especially!

  41. Vickie Couturier says

    I havent seen the movie yet but Ive heard nothing but great reviews about it,cant wait to see it,thanks for the chance

  42. ashleyc says

    my discipleship group leader keeps telling me i HAVE to see this movie! it would be nice since times are tough to be able to watch it for free and then be able to pass it along to other married couples in need of encouragement! thanks!

  43. says

    My favorite statement from his interview was his commitment to not kiss anyone but his wife. How lovely and refreshing.

  44. Dawn Hooper says

    I have not had the opportunity to see this movie yet, but I have heard alot about it. I honestly think that this is something that would help my marriage out.

  45. Candyce says

    I wanted to see this movie with my husband, but it was not released in our area. I would love to win. Thank you so much!!

  46. says

    this was one of the best movies out there for its content. In the beginning the connection between the 2 costars is a little stiff…but then as the movie progresses so does the connection. It was so much fun when we went to theatre as a small girls night out time. No one had a dry eye at some points.( dont want to give it away) what really impressed me was the fact that after the movie I read that he never even hugged the actress in the movie. That Kirk demanded that any semi intimate scenes with hugs or kisses would be with his own wife only. What a stand in Hollywood. There were people of all ages there and they all seemed ot love it!
    cathy b
    project hope 7 at g mail dot com

  47. says

    What a wonderful giveaway!!! I had my husband pick it up yesterday & he said there were only a handfull left (well, he said maybe 20 left out of the whole display). I don’t typically rush out and buy DVDs, but we didn’t see it in the theatres and in addition to wanting to see it, I wanted to support the ministry behind the movie.

    I’m going to check out the podcast once things get a little more quiet around here and I can actually listen to it, LOL!

    Good luck to everyone entering. It is really an amazing movie. Oh, yes, we watched it last night too – def lived up to the “hype”. If you don’t win it, buy or rent it. :)


  48. says

    I’ve heard great things about this movie. Being married to a first responder, I’d really like to see it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  49. Nadia says

    I’ve been wanting to see this movie for a while now! Ooh, I so hope I win this. I heard many good things about it and I just heart Kirk Cameron!

  50. Holly Norris says

    I just watched this movie last night and it is great. The best performance by Kirk. Get a box of tissues handy. Thank you for the chance to win.

  51. says

    Hi! I didn’t have a chance to see the movie when it opened in NY but heard so many good things about it. Hopefully I get to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. belinda pearson says

    I was actually lucky enough to win a copy of “Fireproof” signed by the author! I would love to see this.

  53. says

    My sister and her husband saw the movie. She said was very good.

    We (hubby and I) would love to watch the movie. It would be great to win the DVD.

    The book looks very interesting as well.

  54. says

    I have the 5M4M button on my blog’s sidebar.

    BTW: I did watch a lot of Growing Pains in the 80’s. It is interesting to see Kirk Cameron play these roles that are very Christian based. I love that he has maintained his Christian conviction for what roles he chooses.

  55. says

    Loved the interview with Kirk! I’ve heard him on our local Christian radio station before and he’s so inspirational. I can’t wait to see the movie.

  56. says

    I grew up watching Kirk Cameron on TV, and I deeply respect him for not being corrupted by the Hollywood lifestyle. So nice to see that a “child star” has maintained his convictions and walked the higher road. My husband and I rarely go to movies. But we went to see Fireproof in the theater and were so glad we did. Wonderful, touching movie, and had some surprising laughs as well.

  57. Christine says

    The movie looks great and I would love to add it to our DVD collection. Please count me in!

  58. Jen says

    My husband received the Fireproof book from a friend of ours and we are going to rent the movie for tomorrow night. Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. says

    What a great giveaway! My husband and I are perhaps the only couple in the U.S. who have not seen this movie. With two little ones, we just couldn’t quite get to the theatre! It’s at the top of our list of movies to rent. Can’t wait to see it!
    Awesome interview. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  60. Kathy A. in TN says

    What a great movie! We’d like to share it with others. We saw it at a local church. It really touched our hearts! Thank you for offering to give it away!
    Kathy A. in TN

  61. says

    I would LOVE to win a copy! I haven’t seen it yet but my parents said it was awesome, and I know it would bless our marriage. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. says

    I’ve seen the movie and found it to be very worth watching. I know people who have a good marriage and are planning to do the book as a surprize for their spouce.
    Good, better, best. Never let it rest.Till the good is better and the better is best!!!!
    I scribe to your e-mail and have two of your buttons on my blog.

  63. says

    I would love to see this movie. I absolutely love the direction that Kirk Cameron has taken with his career and his life. I would love to add to my Kirk movies for free. Thanks for the opportunity!

    lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

  64. says

    i love this movie! if you havnt seen the other movies by the kendrick brothers (flywheel & facing the giants), you really need to watch them.

  65. Christa says

    We ran to the movie theater to support this film. It was AWESOME and so incredible to see a Christian film on the big screen.

  66. Melissa says

    I have been wanting to see this with my husband…it would be a great Valentine’s Present!

  67. Beth says

    I loved Growing Pains when I was growing up. (and my kids love Full House) It’s great to see the testimony that Kirk & Candace have.

    Thanks for the opportunity,

  68. Dave says

    I’ve read a lot about this film and I am looking forward to seeing it. It’s a nice change to see a film with a positive, affirming message, something all too rare these days. Thank you for the chance to win.

  69. sarah h says

    My cousin used to be Kirk Cameron’s nanny. I would like to see this movie. Heard good things about it!

  70. says

    How I would love, love to win this movie. My husband and I went to see it and to put it one word…Amazing!
    We are hosting a FIREPROOF couples night in a week or so with our church. Sadly, it’s not my copy so I’d love to win one!

  71. David Clark says

    To be honest this is the first time in many years that I’ve been excited to see something with Kirk in it. Thanks for the contest.


  72. Suzanne says

    I am thankful that decent movies are still being made. They are few and far between that change lives the way this movie has. I am excited that it is coming out on dvd. This will open up so many more hearts, and lives being changed. Bravo to all the persons involved with making and promoting this movie.

  73. Carla Pullum says

    I would LOVE to own this movie and share it with my whole family!!!

  74. says

    This movie is wonderful for everyone. If you are not married, it can teach you how to be a good spouse. If you are married and happy, even you can learn something…. If you are unhappily married, it can teach you how to make your marriage better. If you are on the verge of divores, buy the Fire Proof, Love Dare bundle and learn how to be happy again. Do your self a favor and watch this movie, no matter who you are, you will find yourself heart broken then repaired all in one evening. One of the best movies I have ever seen. I sure wish there were more movies like this in the theatres today.

  75. says

    I rarely take the time to listen to podcasts, but this one caught my attention – and I’m so glad that I listened in! I think Kirk Cameron’s commitment to his wife is inspiring and his “policy” about not kissing any other woman is so admirable (and so rare in Hollywood).

    I haven’t yet seen Fireproof, but it’s in our Netflix queue right now. I have a feeling that my husband and I are going to love it so winning a copy of the DVD would be very fun indeed. Thanks for the opportunity.

  76. Yvonne Butler says

    I saw this advertised at a local church to be shown last week but I am not able to drive at night and do not get out much. I would love to see this and would then place it in the libary at our church. It would be a great addition and available to a large range of people,Thank you for this great interview and giveaway.

  77. Laura says

    My husband and I just watched this–we would love to be able to add it to our movie library! Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. says

    I really wanted to see this movie. I thought it looked really good. I really like Kirk Cameron and the movies he does, plus we have firemen in the family, so I think I would really love it.

  79. Sandy Brown says

    I have been very interested in seeing this movie. I remember growing pains, it was on all the time as my girls were growing up. thank you for this chance to win.

  80. dee says

    I have yet seen the movie and would love to see my family and I christian brother on it (Bro. Bevel)who plays Kirks friend. I was shocked to see him in one of the movie trailers from a preview. What a surprise!!

  81. Ken Robinson says

    My sister would love this. She’s a Left Behind fan. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  82. Hillary Fairchild says

    This movie was AMAZING! I saw it in the theatre, rented it and watched it 2 times before returning it, and my husband has still not seen it. This movie can touch many lives and I would love to win this so I could share it with alot of people and I would also love to have my husband watch it. Thank you so much for the contest, and for interviewing Kirk, how cool is that?

  83. says

    loved it… great movie. Kirk Cameron once again letting his work minister Christ and high moral values to the world around him. Great movie for families and couples. Great movie for Valentines also…as a gift or to sit and watch together!The night a few of us went, we watched as many people from all walks of life sat broken during the movie.
    cathy b

  84. Peggy Miller says

    I’ve never seen the movie, but my husband and I would love to see it. The theme song plays on Christian radio quite often and it’s a beautiful song, too.

  85. Stephanie says

    I so want to be a firefighter so I cling to anything with firefighters in it lol I so will love this

  86. Lee Taylor says

    I’m a subscriber! And I’ve heard really ‘great’ things about this movie! Would love to win a copy to add to my dvd collection! Please, include me in your giveaway drawing! Thanks and Good Luck to All!

  87. Christie says

    I remember the previews for this movie and thought it looked interesting. I would love to win it.

  88. Brenda Park says

    I’ve heard such great things about this movie, I’d love to see it. Thanks for offering us a chance to win it!

  89. T Funair says

    Just heard during a parent meeting with Worldwide Marriage Encounter Speakers that this movie was FANTASTIC ! I so want to see it !

  90. Debi says

    I have not seen this movie, but I have heard such good things about it.I would love to win it.
    Thanks for the contest :)

  91. james anderson says

    kirk cameron’s hollywood journey has been so interesting to follow…yet another meaningful performance!

  92. jennifer h says

    I have never seen this, but heard a lot about it! Curious to see if all the good things I have heard are true.

  93. Geri Nyland says

    I have not seen this movie, but would love to!! I use to have a Kirk Cameron poster in my locker when I was in High School…LOL…

  94. Deb K says

    I would love to win this! I remember Kirk Cameron in all the Teen magazines when I was younger.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  96. Rachel Robertson says

    I have heard so much about this movie. I loved Kirk Cameron on Growing Pains.This movie sounds like one of those movies which are heartwarming and one you can feel good about watching.

  97. Amy Griffin says

    Everyone at church has been talking about this movie lately. I’d love to see it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Patty Farnsley says

    My husband and I have not seen this yet but it has come highly recommended by our pastor. I would love to win this. Good luck to everyone :)

  99. Marcy Strahan says

    I have not seen it yet! I loved all the Left Behind movies……..really made you stop & thin! Time to get right with Our Lord!
    Kudo’s to Kirk for using his talent in a positive way……help spread the word in the form of Film.
    I have watch all the Left Behind movies over & over.
    I would just Love to see Fireproof!