Category Archives: Teens

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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“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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History in the Making: Pornography Declared a Public Health Crisis


History was made yesterday when the Utah Governor officially declared pornography a public health crisis. To watch the press conference and ceremonial signing, check out the link below: Utah Recognizes Pornography as Public Health Crisis: Ceremonial Signing with Governor Herbert … 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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