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Your Child & Your TV

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by Michael Snow, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Michael Snow

    Michael Snow Member

    I posted this a few years ago. Elisabeth Elliot once use it as the format for one of her radio programs. Few Christians pay much attention to the key points here. Your Child and Your TV | Back to the Word
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  2. Jeshu

    Jeshu Bought by His Blood Supporter

    We did away with TV 25 years ago and have never looked back. Once the world lost its grip on us through the news and TV shows, we learned to be free in Christ, and content within ourselves through Him.

    Working in the garden or hiking and enjoying God's beautiful Creation, praising God with Christian music, or reading His word instead.

    All our children made the choice to serve and love Jesus when they grew up. Mind you, those who married did choose to have a TV back in their family life.

    Not sure how they feel not having TV for much of their youth, they never complained about not having a TV when they were kids, even though when they were very young we still had one. We moved to a 15 acre block and did away with the TV then, the kids used to play outside, on the block, most of the time, so they did not miss TV much at all.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
  3. mama2one

    mama2one Well-Known Member

    United States
    no cable tv & only one tv- in family room
    we've always limited & approved what's watched

    we usually watch tv as a family
    only tv show we've watched last few wks- "Lego Masters"

    always had child in activities such as dance, gym, art, piano, acting, Sunday school, etc plus weekly library visits

    currently her favorites for spare time:
    reading, writing, crafts, cooking, art (painting & drawing)
    all summer teen wrote short stories plus a novella

    who has time for TV ?
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
  4. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

    Some anti-Christian views are sprinkled in shows including cartoons. Without any connection, the comment was - "do you believe this or some Bible story?" Then they continued with the storyline.

    On another cartoon, without speaking,, the figure built an ark. With heavy rain, it sank, and they died.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2021
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