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EditorsMay 19, 2016 12:00:00 AM3 min read

Pure Flix vs. Netflix

Have you ever tried to find a good family-friendly movie (without violence or nudity), then by the time you finally find one, you barely have any time to enjoy it? It can be frustrating! There are so many options out there for watching movies online, how do you know where to start looking? Let's take a look at two of these options: Pure Flix and Netflix. At first sight, they seem pretty similar - they both provide hours of viewing entertainment for their members. However, at their heart, they're quite different.

Provides Wholesome Entertainment

Both of these services provide streaming movies for their members. Netflix has a limited selection in its Faith and Spirituality section, and its Children and Family section does not provide the focus on faith that Pure Flix does. Much of the rest of its choices are less than family- or child-friendly. Pure Flix has a strong Christian focus and dedicates itself to providing Christian movies and good family movies. It strives to be the most trusted family-friendly video-streaming source on the web. It's no small fact that parents can feel safe leaving their children alone to view the selection themselves.

Children are deeply influenced by media they consume. Dr. Ted Baer, a US family-friendly media advocate says it’s important for parents to understand that they are responsible for developing “media wisdom” in their children.

The four keys to media wisdom are understanding:

1. The influence of the entertainment industry
2. A child’s stages of development
3. The grammar of the media
4. One’s own moral and spiritual values

“When a person takes that child into a movie with excessive sex and violence and thinks that that child’s not learning who’s at fault? The parent. The child is learning,” Dr Baehr said.

The stories being told in what you choose to watch is actively affecting the development of your children.

The family that watches faith-filled movies together stays together. | Pure Flix


In its Company Profile, Netflix and says that it is members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere. That's a lot of time in front of the television. But what are viewers getting out of that time? Pure Flix's entertainment - with Christian movies like "Until Forever," "Old Fashioned," "Revelation Road," and children's series like "Hermie and Friends" and "3-2-1 Penguins" - offers a little something more than an endless selection of feature films. Its mission is to be the world leader in producing and distributing faith and family media. The films that Pure Flix produces, distributes, and acquires bring inspiration and hope to their viewers. In a word, the difference is Christ.

Sharing Christ in community through movies. | Pure Flix

Sharing Christ in community through movies.

Allows Families and Communities to Grow

Pure Flix's vision is to influence the global culture for Christ through media. Pure Flix recognizes how strong a role Hollywood has played in influencing the current culture, and it challenges its members, through its Movie Ministry, to share its movies with the world, starting with family and church communities. The more faith-filled movies are shared, the more they will spread outside those family and church communities. Through its films, Pure Flix strives to bring Christ to the world.

On those rainy nights when you and your family just want to stay in and spend some time together, there are numerous options for movie entertainment. But wouldn't you want something more than just entertainment?

Become a member of the Pure Flix Digital Streaming Service today. Click Here and start enjoying thousands of Christian and family-friendly movies, TV shows, and educational programming online anytime, from virtually anywhere, with your FREE trial.

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