DISCUSS Talk about the changes you need to make personally or as a family in media use.
Consider pulling your children into this one, listing ideas. PRAY Ask God to begin making you more sensitive as a couple to how media impacts your marriage and family.
Perhaps he doesn’t offer a cheery “hello” and warm kiss when she walks in the door.
Maybe she doesn’t stop to pick up the dry cleaning or he forgets to gas up the car.
She stands blindfolded atop a courthouse with pans held by chains at both ends of a balance beam.
Knowing what the Scriptures teach about guarding my heart has empowered me many times to turn off a television show or TV movie. A media monster will seep into our eyes, ears, minds, hearts and families if you allow it. Find out about movies from friends who share your values.
Yesterday I talked about the way the media monster can damage your marriage.
Here are some thoughts about how to master the media instead of being manipulated by the messages: Know what you believe.
He maintains a full time counseling practice in Austin, Texas.
Young, host of the syndicated radio show The Single Connection, and Adams, a clinical psychologist, present a nine-week course of daily devotionals for committed Christians involved in long-term relationships and aiming toward marriage.