Your Daughter’s Body Image – Healthy or Shameful? 4 Ways to Counteract Toxic Media

Your Daughter’s Body Image – Healthy or Shameful? 4 Ways to Counteract Toxic Media

Both of my daughters dance. They have an incredible ability (that I don’t share!) to communicate their emotions and ideas through the power of movement. They practice hours on end at home and the studio to push their bodies to new levels. They celebrate their growth and accomplishments, and I sit in the audience amazed at what they can do. But it’s also soul-crushing when they compare their bodies to those of another teammate – or to an Instagram photo of a ballerina or contemporary dancer they admire.… Read More Read more
Calling All Fathers! 4 Simple Ways to Raise Confident Daughters

Calling All Fathers! 4 Simple Ways to Raise Confident Daughters

Fathers are super heroes when it comes to raising confident, secure daughters! Involved fathers can even help prevent the sexual exploitation of their daughters. That’s the message that Dr. Tim Rarick shares at the United Nations, at national conferences on sexual exploitation and in his classes at BYU-Idaho. He not only studies father-daughter relationships, but he has real-life experience – he is a dad to 3 daughters and a son.… Read More Read more

Fifty Shades of Abuse: 5 Lies Every Girl Needs to Recognize and Reject

It’s no secret that the Fifty Shades franchise has capitalized on the trend to push porn into mainstream media. When Fifty Shades Freed opens in theatres this month, it’s estimated that Universal Pictures will round out their revenue on this trilogy at $1.2 billion. While author E.L. James sits smugly atop her $95 million. Normalize the exploitation of women, rake in the money, and ignore the social consequence!… Read More Read more

Silent Struggle: 4 Ways Girls Get Pulled into Using Porn (and what you can do to help them)

The truth is that girls are just as susceptible to sexual addiction as boys are, and it’s time to start talking about it to help end their silent struggle. Four factors add to the pull of porn for girls. The good news is that parents can use the following four strategies to help girls decide to reject pornography:
  • Regularly affirm your daughter’s worth
  • Combat isolation and fear
  • Recognize that girls may use different porn than boys
  • Change how you give “the talk”
  • Believe me, I’m an expert on this topic.… Read More Read more

    Girl Power! Preparing Your Daughter to Fight 50 Shades of Lies

    Later this month, 50 Shades Darker will be released in theaters. Based on the second book of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, it continues the story of a relationship between fictional characters Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. This isn’t your typical fairy tale romance though–it is the story of a BDSM relationship, one in which physical violence and abuse occurs in the name of love.… Read More Read more