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Forest’s “Vote for Love” Article Coming to The Fresno Bee This Saturday!


I am grateful to announce that my recent “Vote for Love” article will be published in The Fresno Bee this Saturday! It is my hope that this article raises local awareness about the harms of pornography and what can be … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Fire Your Accountability Partner (New XXXChurch Article)


Successful recovery will not occur without a strong accountability relationship. Finding the right partner can be difficult and sometimes “firing” the wrong fit is a necessary step toward health. In my recent XXXChurch article, I shared “5 Reasons to Fire Your Accountability Partner“. … 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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Talking about Sex Addiction: A Compassionate Approach


In this recent TedTalk therapist Paula Hall compassionately introduces the topic of sex addiction.  She humanizes those who struggle with this debilitating addiction, emphasizing three important points: 1. Sex addiction is real 2. Sex addiction effects ordinary people 3. Compassionate conversations about … 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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“Protect Young Minds” – Excellent New Website (Please SHARE)


GREAT NEWS! Our friend Kristen Jenson, author of the best-selling children’s book Good Pictures Bad Pictures, has created an amazing new website for parents and concerned adults called “Protect Young Minds“(formerly Porn Proof Kids). She explains on her site, “Protect Young Minds (PYM) … Continue reading

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