My wife and I decided to have our basic cable turned off. We called to have it shut off last month but the lady talked us into keeping it by offering to take $5 off our bill each month. We get the basic channels for about $10 a month. A couple reasons we decided to make the painful switch:
1. Temptation to watch TV when the time could be better spent reading, spending time with kids, exercising etc.
2. About 90% of television programs come from Oscar the Grouch's house- Garbage Can
3. Quote by MacArthur "If you preoccupy yourself with ungodly movies or other sinful activities, you are not giving your life fully to the commitment that God calls for... We're not to be wallowing in the gray areas. Paul commands us in Philippians 4:8 to think about things that are good, not things that don't seem bad."
Living in northern Michigan, this means that our home will have zero programs as we get in no stations where we live. I am curious to see what effect this has on our family.
Grace to you,