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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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5 Family Christian Movies You Need to See

By Editors on November 8, 2017

Christian movies can provide fun and learning for every member of the family. By watching Christian movies as a family, you can all learn about and emulate living a Christ-honoring life, together. Here are five family Christian movies you can stream on today:

Topics: Christianity Family Movie List
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9 Reasons to Use for Family Movie Night

By Editors on August 24, 2017

Families who make a tradition of family movie night find it’s about more than just entertainment. When you choose for regular positive viewing, you find your family getting closer. Here are some of the benefits of making movie night part of your week.

Topics: Movies Family Kids
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“Modern Family” vs. “Hitting the Breaks”

By Pure Flix Editors on August 10, 2017

It’s been a long day of work, school, and sports... the whole family is ready to sit back and enjoy some down time together when someone asks, “How about a show?”

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Uplifting Horse Movies for the Whole Family

By Editors on August 9, 2017

A love of horses starts in childhood and continues for an entire lifetime. When your child has that feeling of adoration and wonder, encourage it! Horses are noble, friendly animals that build relationships and are often used in therapy to support emotional growth. Horse movies promote family values like loyalty, courage, and standing up for what you believe.

Topics: Family Movie List
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The Effects of Horror Movies on the Minds of Teens

By Pure Flix Editors on August 4, 2017

Many parents are in a constant battle with their preteens and teens about what kinds of movies are appropriate. Adolescents are wired to push boundaries, but as parents it’s our job to protect them. Horror movies could have a negative effect on their developing minds. Here are some of the dangers and tips for discouraging teens from seeking out this type of entertainment.

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4 Myths About Christian TV Shows, Debunked

By Editors on August 1, 2017

If you’re frustrated and disappointed with current “family-friendly” TV, you are not alone. Between the show content and the cringe-worthy commercials (“Ahh! Close your eyes, kids!”), many families have considered switching to streaming services to find wholesome options safe for the entire family. Some hesitate to divert from mainstream TV, though, fearing a downgrade in their viewing options. To clear up some common misconceptions, let’s debunk these 5 myths about Christian TV shows.

Topics: Family Movie List Series Comedy
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If You Love David A.R. White, You’ll Love This

By Editors on July 30, 2017

Raised in a small Mennonite farming town in Kansas, David A.R. White followed God’s call to Hollywood at age 19 -- and thank goodness he did. Now the most visible actor and producer in the Christian entertainment industry, White has achieved great success as an evangelical Christian actor, producer, and screenwriter.

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Cowboy Ethics Seen in Western Movies

By Sarah Hartland on March 9, 2017

As a child, you might have imagined yourself as a cowboy or prairie girl surviving in America’s Wild West, riding broomstick horses and playing sheriff. But what you probably didn’t realize was that the real Wild West that you so often imagined was the foundation of a value system that author James P. Owen calls “cowboy ethics.”

Topics: Family Kids
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Family Movie Nights for Six More Weeks of Winter

By Sarah Hartland on February 3, 2017

For the past 130 years, a little groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil has predicted the weather for us. February 2nd is proudly referred to as “Groundhog Day.” Tradition states that if Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn’t, spring has arrived! This fun tradition has a quirky history, described in the video below.

Topics: Family Kids
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A Family TV Show Based on Real Crime Cases

By Sarah Hartland on January 26, 2017

The online series, “The Inspectors”  is a family TV show about a young man who interns with his a postal inspector mother. Together, they solve crimes and learn how to navigate life as a small family that has faced tragedy. This sit-com is fun for the entire family, and many of the episodes are based on real stories of cases that the United States Postal Inspection service has handled.

Topics: Family Movie List
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Family Movies You Can Turn Into Family Devotions

By Sarah Hartland on September 4, 2016

When you were in school, do you remember how much you loved when your teacher let you watch a movie in class? Not only was it more fun, but it helped you to more vividly remember what you learned.

Topics: Family Faith Kids
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If You Like CSI, You'll Love "Ties That Bind"

By Sarah Hartland on August 15, 2016

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” was one of the most popular television dramas for fifteen straight seasons, and many fans mourned the end of the show in September of last year. The show was insanely popular in its heydey, garnering an audience of almost 74 million viewers, at the time making it the most-watched television show in the world.

Topics: Family Entertainment
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How to Find Family-Friendly Movies You Can Trust

By Sarah Hartland on August 8, 2016

Have you ever watched a movie with your kids and thought, “THIS is rated PG?” As a parent, it can be disheartening to take your kids to a “family-friendly” movie and find yourself grimacing. Gone are the days when you could watch any PG rated movie with the confidence that it would be free of violence, language and innuendos. If you can’t trust movie ratings, how do you find family-friendly movies you can trust?

Topics: Movies Family Pure Flix Digital Kids
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Family-Friendly Alternatives to Pokémon

By Sarah Hartland on August 7, 2016

Earlier this summer, the augmented-reality game, Pokémon Go, became an overnight success around the world, overtaking Twitter and Snapchat in daily users in under one week. The game’s incredible success has resurrected the popularity of the 90’s cartoon, which was based off of the original Japanese video games. Pokémon (or “Pocket Monsters” in the original Japanese) is still on air today, including several spin-off series and feature films.

Topics: Family Kids
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7 Ways Faith Based Films Support Family Values

By Editors on July 17, 2016

An advantage of Christian movies over mainstream movies is that they support the family values many people hold dear and build their lives upon. Here are some of the many ways Christian movies build-up and encourage the family.

Topics: Movies Family Faith
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