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Addressing Pornography with our Kids, with Barbara Winters
Episode 620th July 2022 • Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® • One Light Ahead®
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****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, 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


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