My family watches movies with mature ratings. Spending time with them is important, so how do I explain why I don’t watch those movies?
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    “My family watches movies with mature ratings. Spending time with them is important, so how do I explain why I don’t watch those movies?” Liahona, Jan. 2011, 48–49

    My family watches movies with mature ratings. Spending time with them is important, so how do I explain why I don’t watch those movies?

    Choosing the right with your family can be just as hard as with your friends—sometimes even harder. It’s good that you’re not willing to compromise your values. Although it may not feel like it now, putting God first in your life will bless your family and allow you to be an example to them. But they are still your family, and it is important to spend time with them. You could suggest other movies you know are uplifting or activities such as games or hikes.

    It’s important to let your family know your standards in a sincere, humble way. Talk honestly with them about why you choose not to watch certain types of movies. Pray that you will have the strength to communicate this to them and that there will be a spirit of understanding. Hopefully, your family can respect you for this, and you will help keep the Spirit in your heart while keeping bad media out.