We are all enlisted – At least we all SHOULD be. Are you?
I know many people are supper excited about the new vampire movie out. I was too until I saw some previews that made me realize that is one movie I WILL NOT see.
Kids-in-mind gives you an great example as to why and what content it has in it. I have included a link below. The movie has a rating of a 6 in Sexuality/Nudity and an 8 in Violance/Gore. My husband once said to me, “Wow, it sure sounds a lot worse when you read it in words.” (That was when I was reading the content on a movie that was rated at a 4 in Sexuality/Nudity.)
I think the reality of it is that we have become so desensitized to it visually, that we do not think anything of it now. It’s become the norm to expect such things in movies, and it’s “just what we have to put up with now if we want to go see a movie.” Each person needs to make their own decision, but I am reminded of Elder Jeffery R. Holland’s conference talk, from this past conference that I read, to all the Young Men, “We are at war, and the morality of this world is under attack.”
I ask, why should it be any different for Young Women as well??? Why should we teach them, through movies, that certain behavior is OK to view because it’s just a movie? Why should we teach them that just because they read a book, it is OK to see the movie without having a discerning eye towards things that are against morality?
Elder M. Russell Ballard reminds us that:
We can live in the world, brothers and sisters, without letting the world into us. We have the gospel message that can carry men and women buoyantly through the “mist of darkness” (1 Ne. 8:23) to the source of all light. We can raise children who have been taught to discern and to make personal righteous decisions.
I think it is too easy to forget that we ARE at war. As Elder Holland said:
“Number one, Satan, or Lucifer, or the father of lies—call him what you will—is real, the very personification of evil. His motives are in every case malicious, and he convulses at the appearance of redeeming light, at the very thought of truth. Number two, he is eternally opposed to the love of God, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the work of peace and salvation. He will fight against these whenever and wherever he can. He knows he will be defeated and cast out in the end, but he is determined to take down with him as many others as he possibly can.”
I have included links to 2 talks that going along with this subject so well. Read, study, and pray how it can be applied to your family and your life, then share these with your family this coming Monday for FHE. Watch for my added FREEBIE to this post on Sunday to help you with your FHE lesson.
I have included a few freebies that you can choose to use or not, it’s up to you. I thought it might be nice to have them in a photo frame somewhere on display for the week, but please use them according to what your family might need.
Ballard Quote 4×6 Size
Posted on November 18, 2011, in Everything Family, Family Home Evening, Freebies, LDS Families and tagged for the strength of youth, morality in the world, morality in youth, movies, standards, tv, youth standards. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.