Thursday, July 21, 2011

What to Read and What to Watch?


There is so much media out there which claims to be "family friendly", but the question is, are they "God friendly"? Do they glorify the worldly life, dress, and attitudes? Do they create fairy thoughts of mother nature coming to the rescue of men instead of prayer and God?

Here is some criteria we use when purchasing media for our family and I hope it inspires and benefits your household as well.
  • "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes..." (Psalm 101:3)
  • "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4:8) 
  • "Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep, for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter." (Paxton Hood)
  • "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read."  (Charles Jones) 
The characters in books and movies are role models for our children and we try to exercise caution when introducing our family to them. Bad company does corrupt good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33)! If your children are spending time with these people via book reading and/or movie watching then they are being influenced in some direction. May our prudent choices as parents steer them toward "what is good".

Here is our Wholesome Video List.
Do you have any family favorites to add?

2 comments:

  1. Great verses to use as criteria for media. Thanks! I would love to see a list of media you find wholesome. It is so hard these days to find God-friendly (not just family-friendly) media.

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  2. Our family favorites are Veggie Tales (movies) and Winnie the Pooh, nursery rhymes, and some Beatrix Potter. My kids are young. I look forward to your media lists! Thanks

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