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Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun? Join Melody and Marilyn for a series of chats and interviews on their journey to help fellow parents tackle this challenging topic with their kids.

Jun 5, 2019

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How can we “expose porn as the enemy” to our children? What unique qualities and strengths do fathers bring to these conversations?  

Today we are interviewing one of our most favorite dads in the movement to end exploitation: Forest Benedict. We loved chatting with Forest for so many reasons. He is not afraid to get REAL. He is passionate about protecting kids from pornography. He is also a licensed therapist. Join us as we glean bits of wisdom he has gathered through the years as a father, author, clinician, and also through his own recovery from sexual addiction.

Several years ago we came upon a beautiful gem written by Forest especially for parents: “A Father’s Letter to Porn.” Originally the letter was a blog post, and now it a chapter in his book, Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Read Melody’s book review here.

“A Father’s Letter to Porn” is a battle-cry to parents in the fight against the plague of pornography. We thank Forest and fathers everywhere for protecting their children from porn!

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of the highly-acclaimed book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Forest uses online therapy to guide sexually addicted individuals and couples through recovery, serving all of California. He is a husband and father who is in recovery. To learn about Forest’s recovery story, click here.

Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery (book). Recovery from sexual addiction is difficult, possible, and worth the effort. Forest knows. He’s been there. Once shackled by shame and secrecy, sex addiction therapist Forest Benedict writes candidly about his personal recovery journey, sharing many science-based strategies for successful recovery.

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Watch the video adaptation of “A Father’s Letter to Porn” here. But be sure to grab a tissue, and prepare to be moved!