Category Archives: Parents

The Way Out is Together


If you Google, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”, you’ll get tens of pages or either articles or images saying this is “an African proverb”. No one really knows who … Continue reading

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Benedict Interview: Every Child at Risk of Early Exposure to Pornography


  In my recent interview with Dr Allan Hedburg, he asked what type of home and what type of child were most vulnerable to pornography. My answer may surprise you. I shared what I wholeheartedly believe, that “every home and … Continue reading

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Running On Empty No More: A Book for Transforming Relationships


I just finished a wonderful book I can’t wait to tell you about called Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents and Your Children, by Dr Jonice Webb. Running on Empty No More is … Continue reading

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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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