There is so much media out there which claims to be "family friendly" these days, 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 the books and movies are role models for your children and you must exercise caution when introducing your darlings to them. Remember that bad company does corrupt good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33) and your children are spending time with these people via book reading and/or movie watching.
I will be posting some media which we found to be wholesome for our family that perhaps you would like to share with yours… Please leave a comment on your family favorites!