Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Turn off TV week (April 24-30th)

I'm very thankful for Dymphna's Well to post about this week to just abstain from television. Here are some statistics on her blog:

1) The average American home has the TV on for a total of 7 hours, 40 minutes per day.
2) The average American watches 4 hours of TV per day.
3) The average American child UNDER 6 spends a total of 2 hours per day watching some type of screen media.
4) The average parent spends 38.5 minutes per WEEK in meaningful conversation with their children.
5) 54% of 4-6 year olds say they would rather spend time watching TV than spend time with their fathers.
6) Between 1993 and 1996 the percentage of homicides covered by television news increased 721%. During the same period, actual homicides decreased by 20%.

Some television channels can be great including much of EWTN, but even when we watch those good programs, we can lose valuable family and prayer time. So, please join me this week in turning off the TV and spending more time in prayer.


Lord Jesus, I offer to you my life and time and ask you to bless me. Lord of mercy and goodness, I specifically offer to you my efforts to abstain from television this week. I offer them in reparation of my sins and those of the whole world. Bless me efforts Lord by your love made visible on the Cross so that my small works may serve You completely and amount to something. Amen

2 comment(s):

del_button April 25, 2006 at 3:08 PM
Staying in Balance said...

Thank you for joining the effort, Moneybags. I love how you've posted about TV Turnoff week in light of Christ's teachings. That's really what its all about.

del_button April 25, 2006 at 5:42 PM
K said...

We had given up tv for Lent and loved what it had done around the house.

We don't typically watch much during the day as we are homeschooling, but now that we can turn it back on again, I depise the very sound of it.

I am hoping that I can convince my dh that we really don't need to have it on as much as we do, but I doubt I can convince them all to give tv up for another week as they've only had it back a short time.

The kids actually see that there really isn't anything worth watching anymore, except of course, God or the Girl! LOL

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