Laughing and Learning with a Newlywed Comedy Drama
By Jeremy Reynalds, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service (email@example.com)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ANS. MAY 22) A new comedy drama series on SAT-7 PARS, charting the highs and lows of a newly married couple, is a laugh a minute - but with a serious message.
According to a news release from SAT-7, the series encourages Christian couples to seek Biblical solutions to their daily problems, attend church together, and spur one another on in ministry and good deeds.
Safe Home follows Donya and Jahan, who are also new Christians, as they begin their life together. They want their marital nest to be a place filled with love and joy, a "safe home." But the honeymoon period is soon over as misunderstandings and character differences cause tensions between them, as well as with their friends and neighbors.
The 13-episode series is airing on Thursdays at 8 p.m. (Iran local time), prime time viewing for the show's target audience of young adults.
SAT-7 said the show's producer, writer, and director is Omid Ahangar, a well-known actor in Iran. His wife, Noushin Khani, a former film actress, plays Donya.
It is hoped that the talented couple's high profile will help to attract a wider audience for Safe Home in Iran.
The series is aiming to both entertain and encourage couples to work through their difficulties in a constructive and Christ-centered way. Marital problems are rampant in Iran, with one in every three marriages ending in divorce. Every hour, 19 divorces are finalized.
SAT-7 PARS Deputy Executive Director Nikoo Ordodary explained that these difficulties are often a result of couples not knowing each other very well when they marry, marrying too soon or for the wrong reasons.
She said in the news release, "Instead of standing together and fighting for their marriages, they are encouraged to let go and quit trying. More than ever, social impact programs with embedded Christian ethics and messages are needed for the hopeless young generation of the Farsi-speaking world."
In each episode of Safe Home, Donya and Jahan encounter a new challenge in which they have to come to grips with issues including jealousy, anger, adultery and forgiveness, as well as everyday grievances such as one partner working late and not spending enough time together.
Ordodary added, "The young couple get to know each other as they settle into their new roles as husband and wife, and learn from their own mistakes. Finally, they both come to the conclusion that no house is safe in its physical form, but their home is safe so long as God is with them and they live for God."
The series also demonstrates to unbelievers that coming to know Jesus and walking with Him through the ups and downs of life can bring joy, peace, and true safety.
Sat-7 said it aims to "provide the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services."
For more information visit www.sat7usa.org/about-sat-7
Jeremy Reynalds useAbout the writer: Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter, http://www.joyjunction.org. He has a master's degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is "From Destitute to Ph.D." Additional details on "From Destitute to Ph.D." are available at http://www.myhomelessjourney.com. Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Elma. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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