Sunday, June 13, 2010

Biggest Loser, Who wants to be a Millionaire, and American Idol

My husband has a theory, TV stinks. He has even created TV stinks products to get his idea out there. Maybe you agree with him and maybe you think, "Wow, that seems a bit extreme." Let me explain how he arrived at this theory.

Right before we got married, we were challenged to live without a tv for the first year of our marriage. We made it a couple years without ever feeling a need to own one. Then the day came when someone offered us a free tv so we jumped on it. That began our tv addiction. This addiction lasted until a few years ago when my husband went back to school for his master's degree. We quickly realized that we were tempted to watch too much television in place of studying. We agreed to get rid of our channels and we were suprised by the fact that we didn't even miss it. We actually began to connect more as a couple and we found we had more time available for people, things and activities that are more important to us.

There are many television shows that are good but do you really need to watch them? I challenge you to give up TV for a week or even a month. Try it and you may realize how fun it can be to fill your time with BETTER things, perhaps more time for resting in the Savior.

Let me speak to those who don't have a problem watching too much television. Perhaps there is another activity that eats up too much of your time. There are many worthwhile activities out there but are they taking you away from something you should be doing instead? Whatever it may be I challenge you to evaluate the time you devote to it and whether your time might be better spent doing something else.

for His glory!

1 Corinthians 10:23 "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive.

1 comment:

  1. Great challenge, Debby Lyn. Time is fleeting. We must use it wisely serving wherever God has placed us at this time in our lives.