I really like them.
And according to the billions of dollars Hollywood spends each year to make movies, I’m guessing a lot of you like movies, too.
In fact, if you are a mom reading, you may even look forward to the gathering of your little ones each week for “family movie night”.
But do you struggle, like I do to find movies everyone wants to watch? Or even a movie that will help you think more than lose brain cells?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could relax, enjoy a movie with your family AND teach your children more about God’s great big story?
Well, my good friend, Amanda White (OhAmanda.com)…who also likes movies and loves Jesus…and I want to help your family do just that.
In today’s episode entitled, “Family Movie Moms” we share a lot of our theories/philosophies about movies and… a new vision.
Our goal is to 1)write frequent family movie discussion guides 2) broadcast a regular feature on the GCM podcast, called “Family Movie Moms”. Each show will include current movies reviews and ideas/questions to help teach your kiddos how to see truth and gain discernment as they view entertainment.
In today’s episode we chat about (quite a few things):
- personal family screen time limits
- the effects of video games on our kids
- how much t.v. we watched when we were kids
- recording movies on our VCR & renting Beta tapes
- why we write family movie discussion guides
- thoughts on “The Lego Movie” & “Disney’s Pirate Fairy”
- being counter-cultural and yet engaging culture
- teaching our children discretion when watching shows (not to emulate everything they watch).
- thoughts on “How to Train your Dragon 2” & “Frozen”
- difference between watching a movie once & meditating on a movie
- this quote:
Connect with Amanda:
- “Pirates of Penzance”
- “Wizard of Oz”
- Phil Vischer Podcast
- “The Lego Movie” Family Discussion Guide (GCM)
- “Disney’s Pirate Fairy” Movie Discussion Guide (OhAmanda)
- “How to Train your Dragon 2”
Help out the “family movie moms” by letting us know what movies would you like us to review?
**How to listen to the podcast:**
1.Listen on the blog. Click through to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one (that I mentioned) in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio. If you don’t have an iDevice, you can listen via Stitcher.
3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (Click here to access via iTunes). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.
*If you missed past episodes, you can listen via iTunes or click on this page of the GodCenteredMom site to find a listing of all the episodes.