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My family and I just came back from seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie was everything I expected, and then some! I won’t ruin the movie if you are reading this blog and haven’t seen it yet. As you know, I’m always looking at the relationship aspect in movies. I believe movies influence us in the way we see relationships and how we carry them out in real life with our spouse or significant other.
There are some parallels in Avengers with relationships as I kept nudging my wife saying “that will preach.” You know me, I’m always looking for deeper meanings in movies as I watch them. You don’t want to watch movies with my wife and I. We talk during movies and when at home during a Redbox night, we constantly put the movie on pause because we have to break down what someone said or a specific scene we felt had relevance to our everyday life.
I love the fact that Marvel stuck with all the original cast from the last Avengers. Even Anthony Mackey and Don Cheadle return from the Captain America and Iron Man series. There’s a couple of surprises in Age Of Ultron, along with comedy, and the action is noting less than spectacular. To all the diehard Marvel fans, there’s more of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch who adds more action to The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Oh yes, back to relationships. Here’s 3 Things Your Relationship Can Learn From The Avengers:
-Scarlet Witch has the ability to control your mind:
Who is controlling your mind? Where are you getting your relationship advice from? If you are operating on worldly relationship advice, it will control your mind. We can become easily consumed with our own needs and desires if we don’t keep a close watch on ourselves. The world will tell you to do what makes you happy no matter the cost, when the Bible teaches us different.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too
-In order for The Avengers to defeat Ultron, they had to work together:
A committed relationship takes two working together for a common cause. In marriage, it takes two to do what’s best for the marriage, not for one’s own selfish desire. No Avenger alone could beat Ultron, it took them to work together for Ultron to be defeated. The key was the Avengers using their gifts when needed. Are you letting your spouse or significant other use their gifts when needed? Are you working together? If not, the relationship will be headed in two different directions, causing both of you to lose.
-We can create our own Ultron and possibly destroy the relationship and everyone around us:
What is your “Ultron?” (Those personal issues we think are harmless until they begin to wreck havoc on us) The Avengers believed Ultron was harmless until he almost tore the Avengers apart himself. If we don’t confront our personal issues before getting married, it can destroy the marriage and everyone around us (our kids for example). Do you know your Ultron?
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