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1. Priorities: TV should not come before personal and family devotions, church responsibilities, schoolwork, or household chores.

2. Personal growth: TV should not become a substitute for reading good books nor replace family sharing.

3. Principles: TV programs should be rejected if they; Present violence as a legitimate way of achieving goals. Approve of adultery, homosexuality, or sex before marriage, either directly or by implication. Reflect a negative attitude toward the sacredness of the family and fidelity in marriage. Minimize the seriousness of such sins as murder, dishonesty, greed, lust, profanity, and immorality.