Several years ago I suggested to my husband that we should get rid of our cable T.V. I was tired of the junk that was constantly being shown, and I’m not just referring to the shows or movies, but to the commercials as well.
Every time my family sat down to watch something, I found myself often having to switch channels when a commercial appeared. Sometimes the commercial was for a product, but most times the commercials were for the inappropriate shows being aired on that particular station. I quickly grew tired of this.
I wish I could tell you that my husband was instantly on board with the idea of unsubscribing to cable T.V.
How was I able to convince him to unsubscribe from cable T.V.?
- We discussed the financial benefits of unsubscribing.
- We discussed the kind of values we wanted our children to have and questioned how cable T.V. was helping us teach those values.
- We researched alternatives.
So what did we replace cable T.V. with?
We replaced our cable T.V. with Netflix. At the cost of only $8.99 per month it offered us a huge savings over cable.
My family really enjoys it. They offer a lot of family-friendly movies and various educational documentaries. (As I write this post, my children are watching a documentary about Pixar.)
How did getting rid of cable T.V. affect our family?
As a family, we are much happier with our T.V. choices now and we do not miss cable T.V. at all.
Has your family been considering unsubscribing from cable T.V.? For those that do not subscribe to cable T.V., how has it affected your family?
Clara has two sons whom she is currently homeschooling. She loves the Lord and depends on him for inspiration when blogging at A Slice of Homeschool Pie. She writes about her faith, parenting, raising boys, and homeschooling.