Tuesday, November 11

Too Much TV

This weekend, Scott and I realized that we do spend too much time in front of the Television. It reminds me of a book I used to read from my childhood, many of you may have read it before, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV:

"...however it had happened, one thing was for sure - the Bear family was spending more and more time watching television and less and less time with all the other things they might be doing instead."

This is our family for sure. We are not really sure how it happened. Our first year of marriage we didn't have cable at all. We used to play games, watch movies every once in a while, sit and talk and even read. Now we just sit in front of the terrible TV for hours. We first got cable when we started watching the Angel Baseball games, we had to get extended cable to be sure we got all the games. Then when we moved to our new apartment, we had a TV room where the TV, video games, and cable were. This separated our "living room" from our "TV room" but we were spending more time in the TV room than in the living room. Then, when we set up the baby room, it all went down-hill. We moved the TV back to the front room and now with DVR, even if there isn't anything worth watching on TV, we have other shows recorded that we can watch!

There is no question about it, we are watching TOO MUCH TV! During church on Sunday, Scott felt convicted that we waste too much time that we could be spending time with God and spending time with each other. So we are "fasting" from TV this week, while contemplating just cancelling it all together. I agreed with Scott and so we are staying away from TV shows.
I will let you know how our week of no TV goes and what other options we find to do!


Hazeleyessue said...

Since Troy and I have been married, we have never had cable. And since Jackson has been born, we never even watch TV. I watched "Samantha Who" for the first time this season last night. I was a rare treat. I suppose I am used to not having the TV on, so I am sure you will get used to it! It is funny, though...sin will find any means to keep us from our time with God. We may not watch TV, but we spend too much time on the internet! May the Lord help all of us in this effort to avoid temptations in order to spend more time with Him!

Hazeleyessue said...

by the way, I LOVED those books growing up!