Friday, January 6, 2012

Off Goes the TV


We have debated and struggled with the decision to turn off the tube for over a year now. What to do what not to do? Why or why not? What are the pros and cons? And even though seldom could we find any pros to keeping it around we kept putting it off. That is until today. No looking back, we did it.
I am sure there are many that believe that there is nothing wrong with a little "harmless" television, and that is their decision. But for our family we are starting to realize how harmful television can be.
A friend gave me a verse tonight. It was right after I had called the television company and cancelled our service and had a small panic attack because I wondered what in the world I was doing. The verse totally helped me and maybe it will help any one else that is wondering if they too should silence the tube. Deuteronomy 7:26 says "Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing."
So farewell television. You were once a strong companion and now you are an unwanted guest. You took up too much of our precious moments of each precious day that God blessed us with. Now no more are you welcome in our home.

2 comments:

  1. Good for you, friend! We've been completely TV-free since everyone transitioned to digital (so 2-1/2 years?) WE LOVE IT! We do still watch some videos, but our screen time is really limited. And it's SO good! Be encouraged - your family will be better for this decision!

    Love you, Meg!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, P.S., I'm glad you're blogging more! :-)

    ReplyDelete