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Sarah Hartland

Sarah Hartland

Sarah Hartland knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she wrote her first short story in the fourth grade. By the time she was in high school, she had written two novellas and countless short stories. It was her love of storytelling that led her into marketing and media.

Sarah freelanced throughout her time at Colorado Christian University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. At CCU, Sarah competed in speech and debate across the country, securing multiple awards and a national debate championship. She co-lead CCU's first-ever broadcast media program, CCU.TV, and served as the program's Student Producer during her senior year.

When she's not writing blog posts or editing a video, Sarah loves to swing dance, ski, travel, or visit her seven younger siblings in Montana.


Recent posts by Sarah Hartland

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Christian Comedians That Will Make You Laugh More Right Now

By Sarah Hartland on November 9, 2020

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? In a culture where the price of a laugh is often inappropriate language or content, Christian comedians are on a mission to show that comedy can be for the whole family.

Topics: Entertainment Movie List
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Animals on Set: Man's Best Friend in Family Movies

By Sarah Hartland on August 26, 2020

It's National Dog Day! So, why not explore the roles of dogs in cinema? After all, everyone loves movies with dogs in them. Dogs on screen have captured the hearts of kids and adults alike since “Lassie” and  “Where the Red Fern Grows,” but the pups on screen are more than mere carefree pets — they’re working actors, just like their human counterparts.

Topics: Behind the Scenes Pure Flix Exclusives Family-Friendly Movies
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13 Kids Movies You’ll Love Watching Again and Again

By Sarah Hartland on November 8, 2018

As a parent or grandparent, there are probably a handful of kids movies that your children watch time and time again. Those kids films play in the background until you’ve memorized every line and every song. If it’s time to switch it up a bit, here are 13 kids movies you can stream from anywhere:

Topics: Movie List Kids Family-Friendly Movies
4 min read

Family Movies Coming in October that You Won't Want to Miss

By Sarah Hartland on September 30, 2018

With the weather becoming colder and the nights starting earlier, fall is a great time to snuggle up with a great movie at home. For PureFlix.com members, there are thousands of clean, entertaining movies to choose from that won’t make you cringe or reach for the remote. Here are just a few coming this October:

Topics: Movie List
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Coming to PureFlix.com September 2018

By Sarah Hartland on August 31, 2018

Mark your calendars, because some great family movies are coming to PureFlix.com right in time for back to school. These independent films are sure to quickly become family favorites. Be on the lookout for:

Topics: Movie List
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3 Lessons on Perseverance from 'Akeelah and the Bee'

By Sarah Hartland on August 14, 2018

Teaching kids to believe in themselves and persevere can be difficult in a world full of poor role models and intense peer pressure. Today, kids are bombarded with messages  through media and their friends. As a parent, you have a special opportunity to help your children develop the self-worth and courage to continually try - and succeed.

Topics: Family-Friendly Movies
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9 Classic Movies That Will Take You Back in Time

By Sarah Hartland on July 23, 2018

Remember when Hollywood was all about putting exciting, dramatic and heartwarming stories on the silver screen? In its early days, the American film industry reflected a culture that emphasized family values and clean entertainment. With modern technology, it’s easier than ever to watch your favorite clean classics, and we just added some great ones your family will love.

Topics: Movie List
3 min read

Coming to Pure Flix in July: Fireproof and More!

By Sarah Hartland on June 29, 2018

When the kids are out of school, the beach and pool are packed, and it’s hot, hot, HOT outside, a movie in your own (air-conditioned) home is the perfect way to beat the heat. The good news is, there are some highly requested movies coming to PureFlix.com July 1st! Does your favorite make the list?

Topics: Movie List
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Love to Laugh? Check Out Our Free Guide For Clean Comedies

By Sarah Hartland on June 21, 2018

Finding something funny to watch that is also clean can be a challenge. Too often in today’s world, “comedy” is full of curse words, innuendo, and disrespect. For Christians and parents of young children, it can feel like finding comical media is a lost cause. The good news is, there is wholesome family comedy out there, and it is easier to find than you might think.

Topics: Movie List Comedy
3 min read

7 Movies That Celebrate The Power of Fatherhood

By Sarah Hartland on June 12, 2018

In a culture where manhood is often discussed only in negative terms, celebrating men as fathers is crucial. Father’s Day doesn’t get as much attention as our day for moms, but it is just as important that we set aside some time to say “thanks” to dads everywhere. These family movies highlight the importance of fatherhood. They’ll uplift and inspire your entire family - on Father’s Day and beyond.

Topics: Movie List
4 min read

10 Summer Movies Your Kids Will Love

By Sarah Hartland on June 7, 2018

Summer is here! Time for long days in the sun and lots of family fun. But at the end of the day, sometimes a movie at home in the air conditioning is exactly what’s needed. Summer movies that the entire family can enjoy can be hard to find.

Topics: Movie List
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7 Movies to Remind You of the Real Meaning of Memorial Day

By Sarah Hartland on May 21, 2018

It’s nice to have a day off. Memorial Day often conjures up images of camping trips and barbecues, but it is important to remember why the last Monday in May is a holiday. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971 and is designated to honor heroes who died in active military duty.

Topics: Holidays Movie List
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You'll Never Believe Who Made this Inspirational Movie

By Sarah Hartland on May 2, 2018

Some of your favorite Christian movies don’t come from fancy Hollywood studios — instead, movies like “God’s Compass” and now “Extraordinary” were made almost entirely by a student crew. Liberty University’s film program brings talented students together during their junior year to collaboratively work on a feature-length film.

Topics: Pure Flix Digital Behind the Scenes
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Is 'The Dating Project' the Cure for Our Hookup Culture?

By Sarah Hartland on April 13, 2018

The producers of “The Dating Project” aren’t shy about their hopes for the upcoming documentary. Both Megan Harrington and Catherine Sample are hoping “...that it creates a movement.”

Topics: Pure Flix Entertainment Relationships Romance
2 min read

6 Baseball Movies That'll Hit a Home Run With Your Family

By Sarah Hartland on April 5, 2018

Play ball! If the warmer weather has your kiddos itching to play baseball, these heartwarming movies will hit a home run with the entire family. Sports’ lessons of perseverance, courage, and hard work are clear in these family-friendly movies.

Topics: Sports Movie List Family-Friendly Movies
3 min read

3 Ways to Keep 'Ratings Creep' from Destroying Family Movie Night

By Sarah Hartland on November 12, 2017

It’s not just in your head, today’s PG rating isn’t your mamma’s PG. What used to be a trusted way to categorize movies as family-friendly (or not) has become, to many parents, an arbitrary and unhelpful label. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “This is rated PG?,” you’re not alone.

Topics: Family Parenting
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