When your child gives your parenting a failing grade: The power of vulnerable parenting

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“How would you rate my parenting on sensitive subjects?” Who amongst us would have the guts to ask such a question? We have enough fears about our we are doing as parents without having our kids confirm them! Marilyn Evans however, needed to know. And when her son gave her a failing grade she was brave enough to make changes. She … Read More

Sexual Detox, Digital Health, & “No Sleepovers”

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Navigating our new digital frontier is a complicated, and often intimidating journey. Add in being a parent and it’s enough to make you run for the hills and start a luddite community. Author, Blogger & Speaker Tim Challies was one of the first to start speaking out about the problems of Pornography in the new digital age. His book Sexual Detox … Read More

How one mom is creating a “Digital Well” for moms to help each other parent the smartphone generation

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Melody Bergman is a normal mom. Because normal moms burn the pizza, get lost on the way to soccer practice, and have to answer the question, “What do I do when my child is exposed to pornography”. But Melody Bergman is also a hero in our eyes. Because instead of throwing her hands up and just complaining about how hard … Read More

The Number 1 Thing Your Child Needs to Be Safe

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A Parent. It sounds trite, but it really is that straightforward. I didn’t say simple, or easy, but yes it’s straightforward. Your child needs you to be their parent. They don’t need you to be their friend. That’s what their peers are for. Children are not honest or vulnerable with their friends. Children don’t run to their friends with big … Read More

Two Terrible Lessons From Ted Cruz’s Twitter-Porn Incident

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On Monday evening former presidential candidate Ted Cruz was trending on Twitter for the unpleasant reason that his Twitter account had “liked” a porn video. For those happily unfamiliar with Twitter, this means that someone with access to Ted Cruz’s Twitter account had hit the “like” button on a full-length hardcore pornographic video, placing it in most of his follower’s … Read More

I’m not going to shelter my kids. But I will protect them.

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by Joshua Gilman Don’t give kids Smart-Phones. That is Jonathon Van Maren’s conclusion in his recap after The Coalition on Sexual Exploitation Summit. Some people loved the article, some people didn’t, and some people had good follow up questions. I’d like to address some of those questions. Or rather, the context of the conversation. Before getting into the particulars, I’d like … Read More

Handing 6 year olds porn in school

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Yesterday a story ran in local news outlets about a 6 year old, telling his parents he had been exposed to porn while using a school issued tablet during class. While stories based on the testimony of 6 year olds are very difficult to verify, that doesn’t hide one fact. This 6 year old boy HAS been exposed to porn. … Read More