****PARENTAL ADVISORY WARNING**** This week’s podcast episode contains adult subjects and may not be appropriate for all ages. Please listen with discretion as we dive into a topic that truly is an elephant in many rooms: pornography. Barb Winters is a pastor’s wife and parent of four adult children, one of whom is a recovering pornography addict. She’s a hopeful mom supporting parents in a world of pornography and online relationships through her writing and speaking engagements. Barb is a real mom who has dealt with a real problem facing families today. As a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist, she teaches preteens and teens at local schools how to avoid risky behaviors and make healthy choices. Her book, working title of Healthy Relationships in a Hookup World, will be released in August 2023. Connect with Barb on Facebook or Instagram or through her website, hopefulmom.net. Subscribe to receive updates on her book and a FREE PDF: 7 Steps After Your Child Sees Porn.
What you will learn in this episode:
Why Barb has a heart to address this elephant and how it has shown up in her life
There is a need for support, especially for parents, when children fall into this addiction
The objectifying and degrading nature of pornography and the effect it has on viewers
Why early intervention is so important with this elephant
The benefits of doing your research and having open conversations as a parent addressing this subject
Why it’s necessary to remove shame and guilt as parents so that you can help support and guide your children through these tough subjects