A Life Without Cable

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I used to suffer from crippling anxiety–anxiety so bad that I missed work. A LOT of work. I even had anxiety about calling the recorded voicemail line to report I would be out for FMLA. After a lot of counseling, I figured out that I needed to rid my life of negative and toxic influence–magazines I loved, TV, garbage movies, and toxic friendships. I loved watching reality shows and scary movies! This was going to be really hard!

I bit the bullet and got rid of cable. This way, there was no temptation. Now, I rent wholesome DVD’s and watch Netflix (with a caveat–it can only be wholesome entertainment–like faith-based or survival/wilderness-type shows). It is AMAZING what that change has done for my anxiety. It’s been about three years since I’ve needed anxiety medication since we’ve made that switch!

When we make our move off-grid, we won’t have much time for entertainment like watching movies or TV shows except on special occasions, and I’m okay with that! However, in the meantime I wanted to share with you one of our favorite new movies that came out on DVD.


When the Game Stands Tall is a true story about coach Bob Ladouceur. It took me a while to figure it out, but Bob is played by Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ! Bob Ladouceur crushed all kinds of records in sports during a 151-game winning streak. It’s a great family film that even non-sports fanatics (like my husband) will enjoy! As far as content is concerned, there is some brief kissing, smoking, some cleavage shown, and violence. It is rated PG.

You can get the movie at your local Family Christian store or online!

This post was sponsored by Family Christian.

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