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Parenting in a Sexually Explicit Culture

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Parenting in a Sexually Explicit Culture: How to help your student navigate the pornography issue
(a Family Ministries class)

There are many addictions that young people in 2016 are dealing with, but there may be none more destructive than pornography. Over the past 20 years, pornographic images have moved from just a public purchase of a magazine to instant private access via high speed internet. Many kids (both boys and girls) have unrestricted access to pornographic videos/images through websites they find on their computers and phones but are also gaining access through normal apps they and their parents use every day like Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

In this class, Family Ministries is partnering with Ted Shimer to equip parents with both knowledge of this destructive issue and helpful tools to safeguard and counsel their sons and daughters in a social media saturated culture. While the target for this class is parents of junior high and high school students, we know this issue has effects on guys and girls of all ages so everyone is welcome.

Taught by Ted Shimer
Ted Shimer is a native of Bentonville and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Ted and his wife Amber have 4 children, and he has worked with college students and Stumo for over 25 years. Over the past few years, he and other Stumo staff at the University of Arkansas have spent a significant portion of their time looking into the effects of pornography on men and women as well as developing resources to help battle pornography addiction and point people to Jesus in the process.