Category Archives: Parents

Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter


*This letter was originally posted on Protect Young Minds for Father’s Day of 2015. Please share this powerful piece with all fathers as we prepare to celebrate our essential role in the lives of our children. Happy Father’s Day! Dear … Continue reading

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“Protecting Children from Pornography: How to Equip Parents”- Fresno Seminar for Mental Health Professionals & Students (June 18th)


On June 18th, CAMFT (Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter) is hosting a seminar called “Protecting Children from Pornography:How to Equip Parents“. This seminar is presented by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C, who specializes in sexual addiction treatment and presents often to … Continue reading

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“Vote for Love, Not Porn” in Today’s Fresno Bee


I am grateful to announce that my article called “Vote for Love” is in today’s Fresno Bee (click here to read it online). May it deepen people’s awareness and inspire action. Please help us spread the word! I invite you … Continue reading

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New Group for Adult Daughters of Sexual Addicts (Starting June 9)


A unique and much-needed group for adult daughters of sexual addicts is beginning June 9 at Northpoint Church in Fresno called “Ready to Heal”. This group is created and led by Julie, who is an adult daughter of a sexual addicts herself. … Continue reading

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“Vote for Love” by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C


With elections on everyone’s minds, this is a season when every vote matters. While we focus on polls and politics, another local election looms. Recent news just revealed Hustler’s hopes to put up shop in our city. If they come, … Continue reading

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Parenting the Internet Generation – New Resource for Parents


As both a professional and a parent, I am always looking for new & improved resources for those wanting to protect their children from pornography. Today as I prepared for a talk to local teens about protecting themselves from pornography, I … Continue reading

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This is Your Teen’s Brain On Porn


At our recent YouthSTAR Parent Night, I shared a clip from this excellent video (below), teaching parents about the impact of pornography on the teenage brain. This short documentary includes some valuable information regarding the neuroscience of pornography addiction (among other … Continue reading

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For Parents and Porn-Addicts: A New Way to Watch Movies


I strongly believe that those of us in recovery from sexual addiction should diligently guard our eyes. In early recovery I was vigilant to only watch movies of a particularly low rating or ones where the sensuality was edited out … Continue reading

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Free Porn-Protection Seminar – April 13th in Fresno


On April 13th from 6:30-8:30pm, local therapist Forest Benedict is presenting his “Dangerous Access” seminar, equipping adults to protect children from pornography. This seminar is offered free to the local community and will be presented at First Presbyterian Church in … Continue reading

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Resisting Pornography: An Unexpected Success Strategy for All Ages


My friends at Protect Young Minds just put out an excellent article aimed at helping adolescents battle the temptation to look at pornography. What struck me in reading the article was that this is a powerful strategy for adults as well. … Continue reading

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