Parenting in a Dirty World
Presented by Dr. Doug Weiss and Donna Rice Hughes, April 6, 2016
Dr. Doug Weiss and Donna Rice Hughes helped prepare attendees for the next time parents come asking for advice about what to do now that their child has seen pornography.
If Satan can seduce you, he can reduce you. He’s after our children’s brains. Sexual sin attaches people to things, making it different from any other sin (1 Cor. 6:18). Weiss explained how shame can paralyze the way you think about things. Satan wants to get involved in our kids’ development to destroy them with shame.
- The enemy is a coward. He doesn’t wait until you’re old enough to fight. He attacks young people.
- Parents play a huge role in their child’s sexual education, whether good or bad.
- The power of God in you scares the enemy. Satan wants to limit your effectiveness any way he can.
Children are much more computer-literate than their parents and can view porn in an instant. Hughes stated those images cannot be unseen or forgotten.
- Parents are having to shoulder the entire burden of protecting their children.
- Most parents are either in denial of Internet pornography’s impact or they remove the Internet completely from their home.
- No one is immune to pornography.
Question: What do you do about Snapchat?
Answer: Any of these apps can be used for good or evil, just like the Internet. Parents should do their homework on apps before allowing their children to use them. Even good-looking apps can have a browser attached that can be used to access pornography.
Dr. Doug Weiss is a Licensed Psychologist and the Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT). As Director, he maintains a number of counselors, support groups, and 3 and 5 day intensive workshops. He is a frequent guest in the national television, radio and print media, and a prolific writer on marriage, addiction and self help topics pertaining to intimacy in marriage, single hood, men’s and women’s issues, and recovery from addiction. He has been free from sexual addiction for over 20 years and is using what he knows to help people find and walk in freedom for the rest of their lives.
Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough Is Enough® (EIE), is an internationally known Internet safety expert, author, speaker and film producer. Since 1994, she has been a pioneering leader on the frontlines of U.S. efforts to make the Internet safer for children and families by implementing a three-pronged strategy of the public, the technology industry and legal community sharing the responsibility to protect children online. This strategy has been adopted by industry and governments worldwide.
Under her leadership, EIE created the Internet Safety 101® Program with U.S. Department Of Justice. She is the Executive Producer, and host of the Internet Safety 101® DVD series which was reformatted into the Internet Safety 101 ® Television Series for PBS and earned an Emmy Award.
She has given more than 4,000 media interviews on the topic, testified numerous times before Congress, and most recently won 2013 Women In Technology Award for Social Impact and the 2014 Professional Women in Advocacy Excellence In Advocacy Award for “Veteran Practitioner”.