5 Things We Can Learn From Soul Surfer 

Soul Surfer, the movie based on the life of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, teaches the importance of perseverance even in the midst of tragedy. Use this movie guide to reflect on Bethany’s difficult situation, using her as an example of strong faith, and hopefulness. 

Don’t let setbacks keep you down.

The waves might knock us off our boards and even try to push us under, but we don’t know what could be just over the next wave, so keep getting up!

Hold on to your faith.

Faith gave Bethany the courage to return to her passion for surfing, even if it seemed like it would be impossible to get back out on the water. 

What you do isn’t who you are.

Their support eventually helped Bethany get back out on the ocean, but now she understands that she is valuable apart from her status as a surfer.

Love is larger than your fear. 

let fear keep her on land forever, or face the potential of sharks and failure to take to the waves once again. With the loving support of her family and friends around her, Bethany eventually found the courage to get back on her board. 

Difficult doesn’t mean impossible.

Many times, the best fruit of our labors comes right after a time of intense difficulty. As Bethany teaches us, keep moving forward with grit and don’t give up!

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