Category Archives: Parents

When To Talk to Your Kids About Porn: It’s Earlier Than You Think


Every child will see pornography. After years of studying the impact of pornography on children and its widespread availability, I am convinced of this. Still, most parents optimistically hold to the “not my child” belief. But that’s not what the … Continue reading

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Angry Birds & Killer Bees (How to Talk to Children About Sex)


Talking to kids about sex is an essential, yet difficult task for all parents. What complicates this challenge further is the advancement of technology and the early exposure to pornography that is rampant in our day and age. Last year I … Continue reading

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Am I Screwing Up My Kids? (Thoughts from a Parent in Recovery)


The more I learn about the origins of sexual addiction, the more I see how factors in childhood play a significant role. This helps me understand myself as a recovering addict but as a parent this responsibility can be frightening. If you’ve … Continue reading

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How Paying Attention Protects Our Children from Porn


In my recent interview with Lisa Shanklin of Educate Empower Kids, we focused on one of the topics emphasized in my book – protecting children from pornography. In the chapter entitled “How Paying Attention Protects Our Children from Porn” and in this … Continue reading

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A Video Worth Sharing – Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter


I created this powerful video to challenge fathers (and all parents) to wake-up and engage in the battle to protect children from pornography. Learn how you can oppose pornography in your personal life and in the lives of the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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LifeSTAR’s Forest Benedict on the Trevor Carey Radio Show Today (Audio)


Today I had the opportunity to do a radio interview on the Trevor Carey show (FM 96.7/AM1400) about the effects of pornography, protecting children from pornography, and other topics related to sexual addiction treatment. The issue that sparked Trevor’s interest … Continue reading

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Talking to Teens About Pornography (YouthSTAR Parent Night)


Tonight I have the privilege of leading another YouthSTAR Parent Night for families in our program. I look forward to sharing with them a clip from the following video called “What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew When Addressing the Issue … Continue reading

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