The following was originally published on "Brian Dodd on Leadership," a leadership blog found here, after the theatrical release of "October Baby" in 2012. It is reprinted with permission on Pure Flix Insider.
Today I chose to "October Baby" over "Hunger Games" and I am glad I did! "October Baby" is an incredibly moving story that tells us the importance that every human life has. This film by Jon and Andrew Erwin follows the story of a college student named Hannah, played by Rachel Hendrix. Because of some physical issues, Hannah discovers she is adopted as a result of being abandoned after a failed abortion attempt.
The following are 11 leadership quotes and principles from this incredible movie that everyone should see:
It is often said that kids’ minds are like sponges, soaking up everything they see. Well, that old adage has been proven true in a study published by Psychological Science this month. The study proved that it is not actually adult instruction that informs a child’s perception of what is “normal” and what is not. Rather, children are promiscuous normativists, a term the study spelled out as: self-inferring what normal is.
Reprinted from Rick Bonn, Head of Acquisitions & Development at Pure Flix Entertainment, from "Pure Flix Premieres Digital Originals (or 'How to Avoid the Three Strikes of Faith Filmmaking')" originally found here.
There are few topics more universally poignant than forgiveness. We all have someone we have forgiven and someone who has forgiven us. In the family movie, “October Baby,” almost every character struggles through forgiveness in one way or another. For example, the main character, Hannah, is an abortion survivor who struggles to forgive her birth mother. Other characters in the film wrestle with what some would say is an even harder kind of forgiveness: forgiving themselves.
In honor of the first day of fall, we’ve put together a list of autumn activities that the whole family can enjoy. This time of year is so beautiful, but it always goes by too quickly. Here are some ways that you and your family can make the most of fall this year.
We’ve all been there. You decide to let the kiddos have a little screen time, hoping for a couple of hours of quiet while you clean up after dinner. For a few minutes, peaceful bliss, before the inevitable,
“Mom, I want a turn with the remote!”
In late August, the BBC released The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films List. The list was inspired after last year’s 100 Greatest American Films yielded only six movies made after the year 2000. Both lists were compiled by polling film critics, and both lists are sadly lacking in one common genre: family movies.
Every Christian homeschool mom knows that teaching the Bible is just as much a priority as reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, it can be difficult to engage kids in Bible stories or know how to depict moral teachings. Why not let “Friends and Heroes” help you and your homeschooler discover the great stories of the Bible? “Friends and Heroes” is an animated Bible series that makes Bible stories fun and accessible to your child. Not only does it introduce children to the stories of the Old and New Testaments through its animated TV series, “Friends and Heroes” has also made Homeschool Bible Study Lessons, so that your child gets the most out of each and every story.
If you’ve been thinking about trading cable TV for a streaming service, this recent study might sway you. The study shows that children who watch TV on a streaming service skip 150 hours of commercial time a year. That’s the the equivalent of 6.25 days.
While sometimes it’s nice to just relax and watch a little TV, your TV can also be a great tool for keeping your brain sharp. Pure Flix offers hundreds of educational documentaries that will help you learn more about history, geography, music, science, faith, and more. Here are just a few family-friendly documentaries that are not only entertaining, but will also make you say, “Hey, I never knew that!”