2016 Daily Reminder on Entertainment and Media: #18 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will not attend, view, or participate in anything that is vulgar, immoral, violent, or pornographic in any way.

“Take care that your use of media does not dull your sensitivity to the Spirit or interfere with your personal relationships with others.”

Today and until April 3, I, ____________________, will take care that my use of media does not dull my sensitivity to the Spirit or interfere with my personal relationships with others by not using it for long periods of time.


“Some addictions or predilections, while not inherently evil, can use up our precious allotment of time which could otherwise be used to accomplish virtuous objectives. These can include excessive use of social media, video and digital games, sports, recreation, and many others.

How we preserve time for family is one of the most significant issues we face in most cultures. At a time when I was the only member of the Church in our law firm, one woman lawyer explained to me how she always felt like a juggler trying to keep three balls in the air at the same time. One ball was her law practice, one was her marriage, and one was her children. She had almost given up on time for herself. She was greatly concerned that one of the balls was always on the ground. I suggested we meet as a group and discuss our priorities. We determined that the primary reason we were working was to support our families. We agreed that making more money wasn’t nearly as important as our families, but we recognized that serving our clients to the best of our abilities was essential. The discussion then moved to what we did at work that was not necessary and was inconsistent with leaving time for family. Was there pressure to spend time in the workplace that was not essential? We decided that our goal would be a family-friendly environment for both women and men.  Let us be at the forefront in protecting time for family.” – Lamentations of Jeremiah: Beware of Bondage by Elder Quentin L. Cook (emphasis added)


Ask yourself throughout the day, “How does my choice of media influence my thoughts and actions? Am I choosing media that uplifts me?”

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