Some might find it very hard to believe, but until very recently (and only by name) did I learn who “Snooki” was, who the last five “Bachelors” have been, or who has been on “Dancing with the Stars”.
While some might argue I am doing our children a disservice by not providing them with main stream television, I am not moved to action.
If my children are somehow missing out on reality TV, ridiculous sitcoms, and cartoons made more for adults than children, so be it. If they are not listening to music that is filled with mature content and or watching people be immodest, more’s the better.
Our children are usually not even permitted to watch movies during the middle of the week. We would prefer they find some other form of entertainment. We have plenty of books, coloring activities, crafts, and creative endeavors they might pursue.
When we do permit them to watch a film, we know whatever they watch is clean and wholesome. If they are not learning something new, at the very least they are not being bombarded with nonsense.
Every so often, we are chastised for not providing our children with television. After all, there are good programs as well. The History Channel, TCM, and others provide wonderful shows.
In our opinion, there is not enough good coming in to warrant either the expense or the junk being avoided to force us into a different position.
Now, I am not saying that those who do have television need to change their position to match ours. No, I believe each family needs to seek the Lord and make a decision based on His leading. I simply believe this is the path that He has given to us.
I don’t imagine we will change our position on this issue any time soon. My children are so accustomed to us not having television, the issue doesn’t concern them in the slightest. I also don’t see us wanting to spend additional funds on cable TV.
Nope, I think we will leave things just as they are and, hey, if we really want to look something up, there’s always the internet, right?