Entertainment and the Media

“Entertainment and the Media,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, 30

Entertainment and the Media

Choose uplifting entertainment. Avoid anything that is vulgar, immoral, violent, or pornographic in any way. Commit to keeping God’s standards.

With so many types of entertainment all around us, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are some guidelines to help us choose uplifting entertainment:

  1. Before playing a video game or seeing a movie, research its rating and content.

  2. Ask yourself if there is unsuitable material in the game or movie, regardless of the rating. Avoid anything that drives away the Spirit.

  3. If the material is inappropriate, it’s perfectly OK to walk out, turn it off, or put it down.

  4. Look for edifying games, movies, and music that are also mentally stimulating.

  5. Discover the world away from television, cell phones, and computers, such as hiking, biking, learning a new skill, or learning about other cultures.

  6. Enjoy activities that keep your mind active and your body physically fit.