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Arts & Entertainment ‘Love Worth Fighting For’ marriage event Feb. 9

Kirk CameronIn today’s evolving world, some people are often heard saying that marriage is too difficult, or that the sanctity of marriage has been destroyed. Don’t tell that to television and movie star Kirk Cameron, who brings the Love Worth Fighting For: Marriage Event to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.

For the last four years, Cameron, and musical guest Warren Barfield, have been spreading their passion and faith in the power of marriage at churches and complexes throughout the country by sharing their personal experiences and using the tools of music and humor to help eager couples who are either married or preparing to be.

“Marriage is the foundation upon which you build a family, and if families fall apart, then our churches, our communities and ultimately our whole nation crumbles,” Cameron says. “We’re excited to share this event with the people of Franklin and know that it will bring both hope and healing.”

The Love Worth Fighting For tour, sponsored by Feed Your Faith, is in its fifth year and has touched more than 200,000 attendees since its inception. The 2014 tour will be making more than 30 stops across the country including events in Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Florida, and Alabama, among others.

According to conference organizers, tickets are currently still available for the Franklin event, but if past shows are any indication, it could quickly sell out. Tickets range from $20 to $35 each and are available as reserved seats or general admission for singles, couples and groups of 10 or more.

Warren BarfieldFor more information about Feed Your Faith’s Love Worth Fighting For tour featuring Cameron and Barfield, or to order tickets, visit http://www.loveworthfightingfor.com/.

Cameron is best known for his memorable role of "Mike Seaver," a cultural icon of the 80s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks on “Growing Pains.” More recently he has enjoyed success with the number one grossing inspirational film of 2008, “Fireproof,” and his recent documentary, “Monumental.” His company, CAMfam Studios, has released his latest film, “Unstoppable.” His speaking tour, Love Worth Fighting For, is a marriage event held in churches and has been hosted in more than 150 cities. Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during “Growing Pains” years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (http://www.campfirefly.com/). The couple lives in California with their six children.

North Carolina-born singer/songwriter Warren Barfield is on a mission to make the truly important things important again in his life. Things like faith, love, marriage, children, truth and with his songs, he challenges us all to do the same. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Warren has found those things in his faith, his wife, and his belief in love. “These are the things I would die for; things I will wake up every morning and spend my day fighting for.”

Tickets to Love Worth Fight For are $22.50 per person. To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/ or call 866.273.4615.


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