I keep watching bad stuff on TV, which is hindering my relationship with God – how can I stop?
Hi, recognition of the problem is the first step and you’ve already made that step. Second is to look at practical ways of changing your TV viewing.
Perhaps a good idea would be to identify when and on what channels you are viewing flawed programmes and consider how you can remove temptation. You could speak to your cable company to get certain channels banned on your receiver and if you stay up till the early hours of the morning and find trash on, perhaps you should go to bed a little earlier.
Another thing you could do is place a relevant Scripture verse on the front of the TV, as a witness between you and God. Job 31:1 is good one, ‘I have made a covenant with my eyes, why then should I look lustfully upon a young woman?’ Philippians 4:8 is also a good one ‘whatever is pure, whatever is righteous…dwell on these things.’
Finally you can take heed to the ‘adult warnings’ and turn over before a programme starts, or if it is a film, check the review before hand. You can find out more about that here.