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Blog Tour - 250 Great Movies for Latter-Day Saint Families

Have you ever sat down with your family to watch a great movie only to find out that the movie you picked is not very family friendly? That's happened to our family before, even just when my husband and I are wanting to watch a movie by ourselves. This book is designed to stop that from happening. Jonathan Decker has picked 250 movies from the classics like Singin' in the Rain to more contemporary movies and talked about them. Each of the movies has a synopsis, content, and lessons that can be learned from them. This book is really great for those of us who want to be able to pick a clean movie to sit down and watch with our children, without having to worry about plugging their ears or covering their eyes or feeling the embarrassment that comes from too much adult talk in a movie. So pick up a copy of this book and then go out there and find yourself a great family movie to watch! 

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase your own copy: Deseret Book / Amazon / Barnes and Noble

About the author: Jonathan Decker is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in couples' therapy and singles guidance (visit his web site). He has a background in stage and film performance, appearing in numerous independent movies (most notably the feature-length 24 parody CTU: Provo, co-starring Donny Osmond and The Testaments' Rick Macy), as well as writing and performing for the popular Brigham Young University humor group Divine Comedy. Jonathan writes articles on gospel doctrine, marriage and family issues, and entertainment for Meridian Magazine. He also writes Hollywood film reviews from a LDS perspective at and hosts a weekly segment on classic and overlooked films for The KJZZ Movie Show on KJZZ-TV in Utah. He lives with his wife and children in the city of Saint George. 

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Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

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