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Sex and Porn Addiction Therapy for Adolescents

Teens and Children are Vulnerable to the Internet, Sexting, and Porn

Protecting Your Child in an X-Rated World“Rob Jackson, who has treated hundreds of sex addicts, has identified a number of common family patterns that can set up a child for addiction or at least confusion about his sexuality or relationships with the opposite sex. These family its spiritual patters have to do with the attitudes within a  and emotional ‘climate’…its spiritual and emotional ‘climate’…Here are
the dangerous patterns:

  • A home that has loose boundaries on sexual matters.
  • A home with overly rigid sexual boundaries.
  • A home filled with anger.
  • A home where one parent is the abandoner and the other is the enmesher.
  • A home where one parent is authoritarian and the other is passive.
  • A home where both parents work and the children are unsupervised for long periods of time.
  • A home where there is a lack of respect for the children.
  • A home where one or both parents are involved in pornography themselves.

Jackson says that when a couple comes to him with their addicted child, they are totally bankrupt of hope. But their mutual faith in Jesus Christ can give them the hope they need to endure and grow from this experience, no matter how horrifying it may be.

pages 86, 23-89, 237

Think Before You Look: Avoiding the Consequences of Secret Temptation

Pastor and Author, Daniel Henderson, also quoted the same essentials in his book, Think Before You Look: Avoiding the Consequences of Secret Temptation. 

Henderson prefaced my list with the following observations: “Think how empowering it will be to your son or daughter to know that their dad avoided the temptations of pornography…Your kids will be proud to call you ‘Dad.’ They will be inspired to know they can walk in this same victory, They will be blessed to follow in your footsteps.A generation from now, it will be much tougher for your children and grandchildren to walk in purity. May the Lord give us all grace to face this battle head-on and create a home environment where children are encouraged to live in purity, because it is an all-out battle…In the face of these trends, we must do everything we can to create a home environment where wholesomeness and purity are modeled.”

                                                                         pages 160-161

Help and Hope to Children and Teens Impacted by Internet Addiction, Sexting, and Porn

 

Consider This Time Line

  • The Internet, developed in 1989 for academia, became available for public use on April 30, 1993 [Happy birthday, Web! Public Internet turns 20].
  • In 1994 I began to work with the American Family Association’s new outreach for Christian men who were increasingly snared by pornography. This innovative workshop, headed up by Dr. Mark Laaser, was the first of its kind for evangelicals. [This workshop ministry closed in December 1998.]
  • Shortly thereafter, I found in my private practice that porn was no longer simply for men, and I began to serve couples where the wife was addicted.
  • In 2002, York and LaRue interviewed me for Protecting Your Child In an X-Rated World. Concern about pornography’s impact on children was well underway.
  • By the time Henderson interviewed me in 2005 for Think Before You Look my practice had begun to include children and adolescents.
  • Today twenty-five percent of my practice is serving children and adolescents who have been significantly impacted by online pornography, social media, and online games.
 

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Rob is a gifted and insightful counselor who has been so helpful to our family. He combines a focus on Christ with a wisdom and experience in psychology. I wholeheartedly recommend him for those who are seeking counsel in their lives.

 
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