Love's Abiding Joy

2006 PG 1h 27m DVD

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Love's Abiding Joy

2006 PG 1h 27m DVD
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Homesteaders Missie (Erin Cottrell) and Willie LaHaye (Logan Bartholomew) are struggling to raise a family on their farm in the Old West. When Missie's father (Dale Midkiff) arrives for a visit on the newly built railroad line, an unexpected tragedy will test the family's love and faith. Directed by Michael Landon Jr., this is the fourth film adaptation in Janette Oke's &NFi;Love Comes Softly&NFi_; literary series about life on the frontier.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), English
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this story deals with the death of a family member, depression, and hard financial times. After the death, Missie and Willie grow apart, not speaking. One character, upset at having his ranch taken from him, gets drunk and starts shooting his gun around town. Another character, the villain, lies and manipulates his daughter with the hope of killing her paramour.

Sexual Content

Jeff and Collette flirt, hold hands, and briefly kiss.


One character dies of natural causes off-screen.


Very little. One use of the word "hell."

Social Behavior

The protagonists are the picture of love, compassion, and family togetherness. The film also features women who are strong-minded for their day, working and reading.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character gets drunk and starts shooting off a gun around town. No one is hurt.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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