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5 Kid-friendly Shows to Watch This Winter

It can be hard to find kid-friendly television shows in the modern day. It can feel at times that there is nothing kid-friendly to watch anymore. If you have kids, you most likely want to ensure they are watching things that won’t scare them or present ideas that go against Scripture. There are certain television shows that children and adults should not watch; however, they are still out there. As Christians, we need to guard our hearts and minds, and this includes the media that we are consuming. For Christian parents, they especially want to guard what their children are watching.If you are searching for a few kid-friendly shows for your children so you can have a few extra minutes for holiday preparations, you have come to the right place. As someone who personally doesn’t enjoy horror-themed media or other secularly bad things, I have found many kid-friendly shows that you can play for your little ones. Even though some of these television shows might not be the most interesting to adults, they are great for kids. Who knows—if you give them a chance, you might even like them yourself.Here are five kid-friendly television shows that you and your kids can watch this winter:Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/Cavan Images

3 Things You Should Know about Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See

Marie is a young, courageous woman living alone in Nazi-occupied St. Malo, France, toward the end of World War II, and who is ready to die for doing what's right.She's also blind. Her father walked out of the house more than a year ago and never came back. Her uncle did the same a few days ago and has yet to return.So Marie does what does best: She sits in front of her radio microphone, speaks confidently into it, and broadcasts a signal throughout the land, pleading for her father and her uncle to return. Once done, she provides entertainment for her audience by reading Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, using a braille book that was a gift.Of course, her broadcasts are illegal under Hitler's strict rules, but Marie doesn't care. Airraide bombs are destroying the city. Marie could die any second. Besides -- she figures -- her country needs her broadcasts.Will she survive?The new Netflix four-part seriesAll the Light We Cannot See (TV-MA) follows the story of Marie, her family, and the Nazis who are trying to find her.Here are three things you should know about it:Photo credit: ©Netflix; used with permission.

5 Questions for Bill Abbott of Great American Family

Data from Nielsen Media Research showed that Great American Familywas TV's fastest-growing network for the ninth consecutive month. Total viewership that month was up 139 percent from the same month one year earlier. Crosswalk recently spoke with Bill Abbott, the CEO of parent company Great American Media, about the company's success and its future.

Should I Let My Teen Watch The Summer I Turned Pretty?

A lot of relationship ping-pong goes on between Season 1 and Season 2. Parents should know that relationships are not put into the perspective of healthy friendships based on mutual respect, accountability, and even responsibility. Instead, you enter into the world of true angsty relationships based primarily on physical attraction, chemistry, the dopamine rush of drama and scandal, and the unspoken but underlying question of “Who will Belly lose her virginity to.”

Kids' Shows You Can Trust

If we fail to protect our children from content that promotes aberrant values and behavior, we are then unwittingly relinquishing our God-given role of shaping the character of our children to the wicked one.

The Chosen to Release First Scene From Season 4 as Filming Wraps

The hit series "The Chosen" will offer viewers a first look at a scene taken from its upcoming fourth season after filming was completed.In an email released July 25, "The Chosen" team announced filming for Season 4 was almost completed and that they will share a scene from the new season.

3 Crucial Questions Raised from Watching Shiny, Happy People

The 4-part docuseries Shiny, Happy People has many in the nation abuzz right now, and for multiple reasons. If you haven't heard or watched this docuseries that claims to expose "…the truth beneath the wholesome Americana surface of reality tv's favorite mega-family, The Duggars, and the radical organization behind them: The Institute in Basic Life Principles…" it's worth a close listen and a careful inspection of your own faith.There is no question that a voice is growing louder about the deconstruction of the church. As Jon Bloom, from writes, "Deconstruction is a critical dismantling of a person's understanding of what it means to be an evangelical Christian, and in some cases a refusal to recognize as authorities those perceived as occupying privileged evangelical institutional positions who "supposedly speak for God."In this docuseries, we hear from individuals who have undergone the dismantling of their upbringing within evangelical Christianity and are in the process of reconstructing it. We also hear from those who have—to use a more accurate term—"deconverted" from Christianity and blame their deconversion on much of what they were trained as a child and into adulthood as authoritative lifestyles of biblical morality.So what is "IBLP" (Institute of Basic Life Principles), and how does this reflect an increasing redefining of our Christian beliefs and lifestyles? According to their site, IBLP first came into being in 1961, founded by Bill Gothard, who, incidentally, became a central focus in the docuseries Shiny, Happy People. Some of the core beliefs espoused within IBLP include the patriarchal role of the father in the family, the submissive and, more specifically, subservient role of the wife whose primary intent to glorify God is to raise children, and a strict code of morality designed to be "separate from the world."As Christians, questions arise after watching docuseries like these and researching fundamentalist organizations like IBLP.Is deconstruction safe or dangerous?Can a person restructure their Christian belief system without betraying or rejecting the cornerstone truths of Scripture?What is our response in an age where deconstruction begins to peel away layers of beliefs that have become building blocks to many a person's Christian faith?Let's break these three questions down:
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10 Family Movies on Netflix That Are Hidden Gems

Netflix has around 4,000 movies in its vast streaming database – some good, some bad, and some that are stuck right there in the middle.Of course, not every Netflix film is family-friendly. Even fewer reach the parental trifecta of being clean, creative and entertaining.Fortunately, though, some do. We combed the Netflix catalog and found 10 movies that could be considered “hidden gems” – that is, most of them are likely unknown to the average streamer. Even better: All 10 are Netflix originals, which means they won’t be pulled from the service.As always, if anything on our list troubles your senses, then give the filtering services Clearplay or VidAngel a try.Here are 10 family movies on Netflix that are hidden gems:Photo courtesy: David Balev/Unsplash

11 Shows You Can Feel Good about Your Kids Watching

There's something almost magical about enjoying the same program or series, which can spark conversations on a wide range of topics. It's also a great way to show your teens that you care about them and their interests. So if your kid asks you to watch a show with him, your answer should always be yes.

5 TV Shows Christians Should Be Wary Of

If Christians are unsure whether or not a show, including the ones listed above, is suitable to watch, Psalm 101:3 is a great verse to use as the litmus test for whether or not a show fits their principles: “I will set before my eyes no vile thing.”

A Life-Changing Lesson on Reconciliation from The Chosen

As usual, The Chosen excels at presenting the Bible faithfully and in an engaging manner. I walked away impressed by many things. But in terms of how indelibly it moved me, the top prize goes to how fast two of the disciples applied Jesus’ sermon on the Mount.

6 Reasons to Watch Abbott Elementary

While ABC kept some steady hits like The Goldbergsand The Connors, a new comedy called Abbott Elementary made its way into primetime last year and has been making news ever since. Quinta Brunson produced and stars as Janine Teagues, an elementary school teacher full of big dreams (despite her empty wallet) to inspire the youth of America. Here are six reasons why you should watch Abbott Elementary:


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