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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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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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Forest’s Story in the Fresno Bee – A Guide for Parents


I’m excited to announce the publication of another article in the Fresno Bee! Look for the printed version in tomorrow’s newspaper. This has the same title as my previous blog article but different content. It is aimed at parents and … Continue reading

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What One Person Can Do to Stand Against “Shades of Grey” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, MFT Intern (#63601)


As a therapist who specializes in treating sexual addictions, I have both seen and studied the effects of the misrepresentation of sexuality through pornography. From young to old, our generation has unprecedented access to sexually explicit material, leading to increased … Continue reading

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