"As a child, I was exposed to harmful entertainment. I can't change what's in my mind, but I want to help my children avoid the same mistakes."
We hear that a lot. And these days, media is everywhere
. It's become harder than ever for parents to know what's in the movies, music and games impacting their kids-especially when they're being played on hand-held devices. If you've experienced this frustration in your home, the free Focus on the Family website PluggedIn.com
analyzes various forms of entertainment from a biblical perspective, though we're best known for publishing timely, detailed movie reviews. You'll find more than 2,000 of them on our site--nearly half also translated into Spanish. Why do we do it? Ratings such as G, PG, PG-13 and R are an OK start, but they don't reveal nearly enough. How much profanity? What kind of violence? From sexual situations to spiritual content, we fill in the blanks to make sure the only surprises your family experiences at the movies are good ones.
In addition to warning you about potentially harmful content, we also explore what entertainment does right. You'll discover information and resources (such as fun Movie Nights
pages) useful for building character in your children. Stories shape lives. Messages matter. That's why Plugged In has dedicated more than 20 years to helping parents understand what the voices of pop culture are really
Get reviews on the go with our free mobile app for the iPhone and Android, which has been downloaded nearly 300,000 times! (App search: "PluggedIn")
In addition to detailed online reviews, we also offer brief snapshots of films via our "Plugged In Movie Review" audio and video features. Watch now
Last week Rev. Rodriguez introduced Jim Daley, CEO and President of Focus on the Family. As reminder from last week's blast, FOTF has a wealth of family-strengthening resources from Focus. The ministry offers a toll-free Family Help Line (1-800-A-FAMILY
) and hosts a robust counseling department for those facing crises, both with Spanish-speaking staff. Focus also maintains an extensive website (www.focusonthefamily.com
) packed with useful information, along with a host of related websites. Over the next several months, watch your inbox for additional emails from Focus that will share more helpful content with you.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, is the Hispanic Evangelical Association unifying, serving and representing millions in the Hispanic Born Again Community via 40,118 member churches by reconciling the vertical and horizontal of the Christian message through the 7 Directives of Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.
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