And that my friends, is why we don't have a TV.
Nope. Not even for movies. We've been offered at least 3 or 4 by friends who have taken pity on us, but we turned them down. We don't want a TV in our home. Of course we still watch shows on Hulu (for free!), but we even try to limit that.
Here's how I see it:
At the end of every day, Jonathan and I say the best part of our day, the worst part of our day, and where we saw God. The best part of my day has NEVER been a certain show I watched on TV. And I usually regret those days I waste just catching up on my Hulu queue.
I thought TV was a good thing to address this week, because Jonathan and I have decided that we're going to give up TV shows altogether for the season of lent. We've tried to restrict our viewing in different ways over the past couple of months, but can't seem to follow the guidelines we set up for ourselves. So, we're giving it up cold turkey. This doesn't mean forever, but for 40 days at least.
Are the shows you're watching building you up, tearing you down, or neutral? What do you think about when you're finished watching your favorite shows? How do you feel when they end?
I hope to live in a way that brings life and hope and freedom to everything I do. Unfortunately (for my zombie tendencies), the TV shows I watch usually don't live into that dream.