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    What they watch matters – Part 2

    Click here to read Part 1. Why #2 – We are called to cling to what is true and refuse to engage with the vile or vulgar. I think one of the most important concepts for modern parents to understand with regard to media is this: exposure is a…

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    Why what they watch matters – Part 1

    Before my husband and I were married, I was blessed to receive a free signed copy of Joshua Harris‘ book, “Not Even a Hint”.  It’s a fantastic read primarily about lust and how to guard our hearts against impurity and cling to righteousness.   The chapter that really grabbed my…

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    Let’s Chat “Media”

    When I launched The Unplugged Family, it was with a desire to raise media awareness.  For a while, I was working hard at launching my own project – to speak to various schools, community groups, and churches about media issues and awareness.  I felt called and lead to do…

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    Top 10 Reasons to Toss the TV

    1. You want to live a life focused on God. 2.  You value your time on earth and want to use it fully and purposefully.   3.  You care deeply about the minds and hearts of the people in your family. 4. You want to be closer to your husband/wife and…

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    The Unplugged Quiet

    When my husband and I decided to toss our TV about five years ago, it took us awhile to get used to.  However, within a few months of going TV-free, I couldn’t stand being in a room where the box was blaring.  I literally couldn’t think straight. And I often…

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    I Have All I Need.

    Another flyer arrives in our little mailbox and my heart pounds.  Advertisements for pillows and vases and more Spring-like STUFF haunt me.  They haunt me while I pray for a young boy in Uganda who wants only to be healthy. And we say we care.  We care about the…