What Is The Obedient Practice Of Watching Netflix

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Netflix. My family had a practice of watching Netflix shows together in a way that was disobedient to the principle of wholesome recreational activities. We were in the same room together but we were not interacting or connecting as a family. This disobedient practice of choosing to spend our time together watching Netflix instead of engaging had an individual negative outcome of dependency on Netflix. When my family was tired and wanted to relax, we would turn on the show we were currently watching and vegetate for the next 45 mins. This taught me that when I am tired or overwhelmed and want to relax, the way to do this is through watch Netflix. Instead of getting work done, or relaxing in a more constructive way, like taking a nap, or interreacting …show more content…
A way that my family was obedient to the principle of wholesome recreational activities was through the practice of reading novels together at night. My mom would read a few chapters from a book we had chosen as a family. This had a familial outcome of emotional closeness through intellectual conversations. The books we chose were interesting to us and sparked conversations about deep subjects. Because of these deep conversations we were able to get to know the other family members feelings and thought about subjects that we would never have thought to ask about if we had not read together every night. An individual outcome of family reading was a love of reading and stories. I felt happy when we read together as a family and enjoyed the stories and learning about faraway places. I would read every book I could get my hands on and the love and ability to read helped me to do better in school. I did better in school because I had better reading comprehensions and enjoyed reading the textbooks and if I was interested in a subject I would find books on the subject and read them to enhance my learning and knowledge from …show more content…
My family was obedient to the principle of teaching founded on the Lord Jesus Christ through the practices of church attendance, temple attendance and family prayer. We were disobedient by not having regular scripture study. Family scripture study. My family was disobedient to the principle of teachings founded on the Lord Jesus Christ by not having regular family scripture study. We would occasionally read a few versus together but we did not study the scriptures or talk about them in a meaningful way. This had an individual negative outcome on me of struggling with individual scripture study. I did not know that reading and studying the scriptures was important and would bless my life because my parents did not teach this by word or example. I never tried to read the scriptures on my own until I started seminary and required to read them to receive a good grade in seminary. I learned the blessings that come from consistent scripture reading through high school but now that I do not have to read them for a grade I struggle to read them on a regular basis and often read without studying and getting more out of the scriptures than a surface level

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